If that title seems familiar to you, I wouldn’t be surprised. I recently talked about Ryan Whitaker, a man who was executed by police in Phoenix back in late May. If you read that article, from the formatting of this article’s title, you can probably guess as to roughly what it is I am going to be talking about today.
On August 9th, Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old white kid, was shot and killed execution-style by his neighbor, Darius N. Sessoms, a 25-year-old black man, in a mobile home park in Wilson, North Carolina.
Local CBS News affiliate CBS17 reports: “Family members said Cannon was riding his bicycle when he was shot and killed along Archers Road on Sunday. Officers arrived to find Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS workers and police began ‘performing lifesaving efforts’ at the scene, police said. Hinnant was taken to Wilson Medical Center but later died, police said.”
In a press release Monday morning, the police department said: “The Wilson Police Department sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family of Cannon during this tragic time.”
Thankfully, Sessoms was captured and charged with first-degree murder, receiving no bond, so he is off the streets for the time being.
Sessoms has a long criminal record of multiple felony drug charges, multiple felony probation violations, and multiple charges for possession of stolen firearms, as well as resisting a public official, according to CBS17.
The motive for this heinous crime was unclear, though there is a theory out there that Cannon rode his bike onto the suspect’s lawn. But of course, no motive will ever be a good enough excuse to executing a 5-year-old, shooting him in the head, and doing it all in front of his two older sisters.
But why exactly am I writing about this?
Well, for one, this is a horrible incident and it has spread online (in conservative media, at least). Given that I follow many conservatives on social media, this story reached my ears, so to speak, and believed I ought to talk about it, given how insidious this incident is.
A second reason for me to talk about this is similar to the one for having written about the Ryan Whitaker incident: the victim was white and the mainstream media is not covering it.
As horrible as it is, picture, for a moment, a white man arriving at the decision to brutally execute a 5-year-old black boy, supposedly for the “crime” of riding a bike on the white man’s lawn, and doing it in front of his two older sisters, traumatizing them for life. Do you think such a story would remain this quiet for this long?
Sure, this took place last weekend, but we all heard of George Floyd soon after the incident occurred. More importantly, and more relevant to this, we all heard of Trayvon Martin soon after that incident occurred, and that incident was not too dissimilar to this one.
What I mean by that is that a child of one race was killed by a grown man of another race. The differences in the two cases are obvious: Cannon was white while Trayvon was black. Cannon was an innocent 5-year-old while Trayvon was high on drugs and attacked George Zimmerman, leading Zimmerman to defend himself which resulted in the unfortunate death of Trayvon.
However, despite these things, and despite the fact that Trayvon was the aggressor in that situation, the Trayvon Martin story received national attention, to the point where the then-President of the United States felt compelled to claim that if he had had a son, he’d look like Trayvon (whatever that means).
The fake news media covered the Trayvon Martin incident like they covered the George Floyd incident, only they also made sure to selectively edit Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it sound like he was a racist and that he only killed Trayvon because he was racist.
They covered the justified death of a 17-year-old as this great tragedy (which it still was, as all deaths are tragic), while they refuse to cover the unjustifiable execution of a 5-year-old white kid at the hands of a black neighbor with a lengthy criminal history.
Look through the mainstream sources to find that none, except Fox News, have covered it. CNN hasn’t covered this story (they haven’t covered the Ryan Whitaker story either), ABC News hasn’t covered it (and like CNN, they haven’t covered the Whitaker story either), CBS hasn’t covered it, even as their local affiliate has, NBC hasn’t covered it, the NYT hasn’t covered it, the Washington Post hasn’t covered it.
The fake news largely hasn’t covered this story, when we all know how broad of a discussion it would be if the races were reversed.
Like I said, the Trayvon Martin story is relevant to this one to showcase how the fake news media covers these kinds of stories. While Trayvon was much older, was high and was the aggressor in the situation, he got all the media coverage he could want just because he was a black kid killed by a half-white man, while Cannon was much younger, was an innocent kid on a bike, didn’t hurt anyone and gets media silence because the story of a black man killing an innocent white child runs contrary to the Left’s agenda.
As I said in the Ryan Whitaker article, the death of a white person does not push the Left’s agenda. Cannon’s life did not matter to the Left. As a white person, the Left would view him as an oppressor, as an abuser and as a threat to non-whites. And don’t think that just because he was five that the Left wouldn’t view him this way. There are articles of white liberal women agonizing over their white sons because they think they will grow up to be sexual abusers simply because they are white boys.
The Left will demonize anyone and everyone they have to in order to advance their agenda, and anyone they can’t gets ignored. The only way the Left would cover Cannon’s death is if they can somehow claim that the little boy was the aggressor and that Sessoms “had no choice” but to go over to the kid and execute him in front of his big sisters.
But as it is extremely and ludicrously improbable that Cannon could at all be blamed here, his story will be completely swept under the rug as if it never even happened.
No political activists will pay for his 50th funeral proceeding. No woke athlete will demand you say his name. No woke activist will demand justice for Cannon Hinnant. No white organization will loot stores or create chaos supposedly in his name. There will be no large gatherings and marches in Cannon’s honor.
Trayvon Martin’s name, as I said in the Whitaker article, is ingrained in the minds of this nation. If you were to ask someone who doesn’t follow at least one conservative news source if they know who Cannon was, they’d say they do not. Cannon’s name will never make it into the mainstream. It will never be remembered.
A 17-year-old thug’s name is remembered. Rayshard Brooks, a threat to the police, will be remembered. George Floyd, who once held a pregnant woman at gunpoint and died overexerting his heart while under police custody, will be remembered. Michael Brown, who attempted to grab a police officer’s gun and attempted to beat said officer with the squad car door, will be remembered.
Thugs get remembered because they serve a political agenda for the side that controls the mainstream media. Law-abiding members of society like Ryan Whitaker, employees on a business trip like Daniel Shaver, and innocent children like Cannon Hinnant do not get remembered because their stories serve to undermine the political agenda of those who control the media.
The fake news media’s silence on this story tells us everything we need to know about who they are: rotten, despicable monsters.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”