“Person of interest” Frank James. Image provided by the New York City Police Department.
Yesterday, someone opened fire on the occupants of a New York City subway. The shooter injured ten people (none fatally) and another 13 people were injured in the rush to get out of harm’s way.
The prime suspect is Frank R. James because the key to a U-Haul Mr. James rented was found at the scene of the crime, along with a Glock, ammunition, gasoline, a hatchet, and smoke grenades.
Police at a nearby street after a shooting took place at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 12, 2022. (Credit Image: © Wang Ying / Xinhua via ZUMA Press)
Keechant Sewell, NYC’s black Police Commissioner, noted that Mr. James has “made some concerning posts” without going into much detail. The “concerning posts” show that Mr. James is a black radical unopposed to violence. In a YouTube video (since removed) uploaded a day before the shooting, he said:
I’ve been through a lot of shit, where I can say I wanted to kill people. I wanted to watch them die right in front of my fucking face immediately. But I thought about the fact, ‘Hey, I don’t want to go to no fucking prison. Fuck that! I’m not going to no fucking prison. I’m just not.’
In another video (also since removed), he seemed to imply that the Russo-Ukrainian War was a kind of test run for whites hoping to exterminate blacks:
They’re white, you’re not. They’re doing that to each other? What do they think they’re going to do to you? It’s just a matter of time before these white motherf—ers say, ‘Hey listen, enough is enough, these n—–s gotta go.’ What’re you going to do? You gonna fight. And guess what? You gonna die.
Other posts criticized NYC Mayor Eric Adams in broad terms, and Ketanji Brown Jackson for marrying a white man.
March 23, 2022: Ketanji Brown Jackson is embraced by her husband Patrick Jackson following the third and final day of her Senate nomination hearings. (Credit Image: © Rod Lamkey / CNP via ZUMA Press Wire)
Information about the race of the ten people shot is unavailable. However, if Mr. James really did the deed, he was almost certainly copying Colin Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson, a black Jamaican, opened fire on passengers of a NYC subway in 1993. His motive was vengeance against the white man, and all of his victims were white or Asian. It will be interesting to see how the media spins this story as more information becomes available.