Police say three black men have been arrested after a shooting at a Waffle House located in Colonial Heights back in February. On February 6 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Colonial Heights Police Officers responded to the Waffle House, located at 2002 Boulevard, for reports of shots fired.
Two black men hospitalized after Waffle House shooting
Upon arrival officers located evidence of multiple rounds exchanged in the parking lot and adjacent roadways. According to an investigation conducted by Colonial Heights detectives, the following men have been charged in connection to the shooting:
Migueal Bouldin – Inciting a riot. Jaquan W. Poarch – Inciting a riot. Anthony T. Taylor Jr. – Two counts of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, reckless handling of a firearm. All three men are being held at Riverside Regional Jail.
Authorities also say during the investigation, multiple firearms, drug distribution materials and over 150 pieces of evidence were collected and submitted to the Department of Forensic Science in Richmond for further examination, therefore additional charges may also be pending.
“In the last three weeks there have been nearly 240 shootings and 39 deaths.”@MarkAVargas comments on Chicago’s recent mass shooting. “The prosecutors are quick to file charges against the police but no one’s filing charges of those rioters that had injured the police.” pic.twitter.com/cDJDCvji4E
— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 22, 2020
America needs to have a serious discussion about violent crime
Every time there is a mass shooting in the U.S., partisans on both sides hold their collective breath waiting for the perpetrator to be identified in order to see whose worldview will be vindicated. The left gets excited about murders involving police officers shooting unarmed black people, as well as those perpetrated by white supremacists or believers in QAnon; the right highlights Muslim terrorists and Antifa.
Yet the number of killings in 2020 that can be attributed to all of these causes put together is in the dozens, representing a tiny fraction of the over 20,000 murders that took place in the United States.
On Monday, 10 people were killed by a crazed gunman at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. An image of the shooter emerged on social media showing what looked like a hunched white man with a black beard. The reaction on Twitter was swift.
“Extremely tired of people’s lives depending on whether a white man with an AR-15 is having a good day or not” was one typical tweet, written by an editor at Deadspin, which quickly racked up 100,000 likes.
Warning ⚠️ Graphic! Still want to defund the police? Took places in Chicago! #antifa #shooting #crimals #chicago #enoughisenough #votedortrump #democratsdestroyamerica #protesters #looters #sadforamerica pic.twitter.com/PoOjCwKYCs
— Marinela Pavletich (@MarinelaPavleti) July 22, 2020
Democrats blame “White Supremacists” while ignoring the facts
The thing is, this time, it wasn’t a white man. Or at least, it wasn’t someone who the left would ordinarily consider white. The shooter, a man named Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is a Syrian immigrant.
It would be nice to live in a country in which we had good faith discussions about our absurdly high crime rate, why is it increasing, and what to about it. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with a media and activist class that needs to fit everything into a race-based narrative, with preassigned heroes and villains, even when the “racial” categories have been invented out of thin air by government bureaucracy.
Unfortunately, there is little interest in the United States for serious, data-driven analysis of crime, which has for over half a century now made the U.S. by far the most dangerous country in the West, thanks to violence overwhelmingly concentrated in our inner cities.
After a year in which we saw a historical increase in murder, the media has shown amazingly little interest in this trend compared to the relatively few crimes they can blame on their preferred targets: white men, the police, and conservatives.
⚠️🇺🇸#𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐓: 12 PEOPLE SHOT AT CHICAGO PARTY
Police remain on scene after an argument turns into a deadly mass shooting at a Chicago party. 2 people have died so far from they’re injuries. The shooter reportedly has not been caught.#BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/J2ngIno1aY
— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) March 14, 2021