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Five Year-Old Boy Shot at Point Blank Range, National Media Mostly Silent

Five Year-Old Boy Shot at Point Blank Range, National Media Mostly Silent

“Doris Lybrand, who witnessed the shooting, told WRAL that Sessoms ran up to the boy, put the gun near his head and fired before running back to his own house.”

A five year-old boy named Cannon Hinnant was recently shot in the head at point blank range while riding his bike in his yard. The murder was witnessed by his sisters, aged 7 and 8.

The suspected shooter is a 25 year-old man named Darius Nathaniel Sessoms. The national media’s silence on this story is deafening. Why could that be?

WSOCTV News reports:

NC man accused of shooting 5-year-old neighbor in head at point blank range

A 25-year-old man accused of shooting his 5-year-old neighbor in the head at point blank range in Wilson, North Carolina on Sunday night has been charged with first-degree murder in the boy’s death.

Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene and is in the custody of Wilson Police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force, The Wilson Times reported. Sessoms was found in a home in Goldsboro.

No details about a possible motive for the shooting have been released, but police said it was not random…

Family members told WRAL that Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father’s house when he was shot in the head. The boy’s two sisters, ages 8 and 7, saw their brother get shot, according to Cannon’s mother.

Doris Lybrand, who witnessed the shooting, told WRAL that Sessoms ran up to the boy, put the gun near his head and fired before running back to his own house.

“My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,” Lybrand said. “For a second, I thought, ‘That couldn’t happen.’ People don’t run across the street and kill kids.”

Natalie Musumeci of the New York Post has more details:

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy was allegedly shot dead by his neighbor while riding his bicycle outside his home over the weekend.

Little Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father’s house with his two sisters, ages 7 and 8, in the city of Wilson around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when he was allegedly shot in the head by 25-year-old Darius Sessoms, reported.

The boy was rushed to the hospital, but he could not be saved.

Sessoms, who lives next door to Cannon’s father on Archers Road, was later nabbed in Goldsboro and is facing first-degree murder charges.

Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire makes an excellent point here:

So does Buck Sexton:

MSNBC and CNN aren’t interested for some reason:

Here’a a local news report:


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Young white lives CLEARLY do not matter. This happened last Sunday, its only now getting out. This tells you everything you need to know about the media.

    bw222 in reply to MAJack. | August 13, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    It was covered immediately by the local media and has been extensively covered by conservative blogs. But like the elderly white couple killed by a black man with a scoped rifle while visiting their son’s gravesite, it have been totally embargoed by the MSM.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to bw222. | August 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      Why it is as though the MSM & DNC paid for this Murder.

      Remember they did!

        I view CNN and MSNBC differently. MSNBC doesn’t pretend to be an objective news channel; CNN does, particularly the Missing Link (aka Brian Stelter).

        You can make a solid case that CNN was complicit in the death of five police officers in Dallas by a black militant s few years ago as well as a couple of dozen deaths that have taken place since George Floyd.

        CNN is doing everything in its power to expand the racial divide in America.

    Barry Soetoro in reply to MAJack. | August 13, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Isn’t the presence of Sub-Saharans in America a violation of the 1972 Biological Warfare Convention?

    We’re in a civil war.
    Don’t forget that.

It’s so disgusting, so horrible that there really are no words for this kind of monster

I would be willing to give up most of the west coast and and a few on the East coast to separate us forever from such slime.

If it’s war, let’s get it on…

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to gonzotx. | August 13, 2020 at 11:54 am

    There were reasons for segregated facilities and sundown laws. More and more, those reasons appear to be sound ones.

    Barry Soetoro in reply to gonzotx. | August 13, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Never cede territory. Send them back to western Africa as Abe Lincoln intended.

      mochajava76 in reply to Barry Soetoro. | August 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Some of these comments sicken me.
      Yes, this sociopath/psychopath did a horrible thing in murdering this 5 year old child.
      We are right to react with anger and horror.

      But the racist comments are ugly.
      To demean a whole race like some of these comments is atrocious.
      And these type of comments are becoming more common, although still a minority

      I have been coming to this site for years and enjoy the conservative perspective, and the legal analysis on issues.
      I will still read the main articles but will now skip the comments.

      To those of you who identify as Christians, I encourage you to read “Exclusion and Embrace” by Miroslav Volf, a brilliant theologian at Yale Divinity School who saw firsthand the atrocities in Bosnia.

      He noted that we demean those who we view as enemies and make them “other” so we can treat them as subhumans. He does this within the teachings of the new testament.

      You can down vote me. I don’t care. Examine your hearts.
      I decry the forced training on racism that is planned. But racism is still very alive and well.
      Even on Legal Insurrection.

        Barry Soetoro in reply to mochajava76. | August 13, 2020 at 8:48 pm

        Your mainstream anti-White viewpoint in the comments will be missed.

          mochajava76 in reply to Barry Soetoro. | August 13, 2020 at 11:30 pm

          Hey Barry,
          Please explain why my comment is anti-white.

          Because I believe people should be treated with dignity, and I don’t disparage a whole race like you do?

          tom_swift in reply to Barry Soetoro. | August 14, 2020 at 8:24 am

          Because I believe people should be treated with dignity

          Some of use believe people should behave with dignity if they wish to be treated that way.

          It’s not asking much. Just a little bit would go a long way.

        JimWoo in reply to mochajava76. | August 13, 2020 at 9:14 pm

        Did you wash between their toes when you did their feet?

        3525Tex in reply to mochajava76. | August 13, 2020 at 9:16 pm

        Yes, to demean an entire race based on the actions of an individual is wrong.

        Just as judging all LEO by the actions of an individual cop, is wrong.

        And furthermore, notwithstanding MSM’s clear bias, it is clear that black on white crime is a much greater problem than cop on blacks police abuse.

        Can you imagine if this story was publicized and pandered to by the MSM the way the George Floyd incident was handled?

        CapeBuffalo in reply to mochajava76. | August 14, 2020 at 1:51 am

        Mocha, I am an older White man who grew up with “coloreds seat to the rear “ and “White” and “Colored” water fountains. As a young man I worked side by side with “coloreds” and found that we were different, but not that much. In Southeast Asia I relied on “colored” men to keep me alive. Not so long ago, a “colored” surgeon gave a good friend a few more good years .
        These people saying that “coloreds “ don’t belong here or that “coloreds “ are ALL defective don’t know jackshit.

        It is disturbing to see such close minded, racist crap on this great site of Dr. Jacobsen’s but don’t let that push you away from the comment section, your comment hit the nail on the head and you should continue to write.

          JimWoo in reply to CapeBuffalo. | August 14, 2020 at 8:42 am

          The “colored” people who you describe were responsible and compassionate human beings. Completely opposite with the type of person we are beset with today.

Nothing to see here, move along.

If it were my five year old, the cops had better keep that guy well locked up. If I were to get any chance, he would be a goner.
Yes, I would face murder one. So be it.

The national media’s silence on this story is deafening. Why could that be?

Like MAJack said, but edited: Young white lives CLEARLY do not matter to the media, because it does not support its twisted narrative. The members of the media would be whistling a different tune if every one of them had an immediate family member assassinated by a Black man. By any man. The race of the assassin really wouldn’t matter because All Lives Matter.

    bw222 in reply to WestRock. | August 13, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Black lives don’t matter to the media unless they can be used for political purposes (killed by cops or whites). Every weekend innocent black children are murdered in Chicago and it receives zero coverage other than local media.

    Barry Soetoro in reply to WestRock. | August 13, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Economically, Black lives matter less as, on average, they are net taxtakers. Factor in the damage due to their grossly disproportionate criminal behavior and one can only regard them as a liability.

This crime will get the same media treatment that the Channon/Newsome rapes/tortures/murders got in TN: the media will refuse to cover it, and justify their refusal by saying it’s just a “local crime story.”

Anytime blacks commit horrific crimes against innocent whites, it’s just a local crime story, has no larger meaning, and is obviously not worthy of national coverage, because it’s just an “isolated incident.”

But if a white person (even a “white” hispanic) kills a black person for any reason (even self defense), it’s a national outrage, proof of “systemic racism” throughout the U.S., and gets 24/7 coverage by hysterical media, usually with repeated recitation of “facts” that later turn out to be completely false (e.g., Trayvon Martin was a little kid skipping home from the candy store when he was shot in the back for being a black kid in a hoodie; Mike Brown was a gentle giant who was on his knees with his hands up in surrender when a racist cop shot him dead for no reason, etc.).

As long as there is no push-back against the media for doing this kind of thing, it will continue. Trump was right when he called them the enemy of the people, because that is exactly what they are. They aren’t the only enemy, but they are one of the most dangerous and insidious.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 13, 2020 at 11:52 am

This will get the sane coverage as the white baby shot dead in his stroller down in Macon Georgia several years back. Two diversities were the perps.

I believe I could think of a few ways that monster could come closer to being adequately punished than current laws permit, but I have a monstrous imagination.

All it needs to get into the nationals is mention in a Presidential tweet.

    stevewhitemd in reply to tom_swift. | August 13, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    And that is just why Pres. Trump should express his condolences.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      “But, where is his message of condolences for the black kid gunned down in Baltimpte? He was only caught trying to do a Reginald Denney on that truck driver…!”

Black guy murders mother of 4 in FL in front of her kids.
Black guy murders both of his baby mamas in PA.
Black guy murders 5 yr old bike rider for no reason.

Yep sounds like we need more gun control laws.

    CorkyAgain in reply to JimWoo. | August 13, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Bingo. If this case gets any coverage at all, it will be to spin it in support of the gun confiscation agenda.

    JimWoo in reply to JimWoo. | August 13, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Sarcasm on my part. Just saw Mayor Groot calling for a Biden victory so Chicago can get more gun laws passed. She is truly a idiot. Hyper aggressive, can’t even get through a city council meeting w/o verbally attacking anyone who dares disagree with her. Tells PDJT FU in so many words now she and other IL pols are begging him bail out their fiefdoms. Hey mayor if you read this go suck an egg.,214265

Sessoms was convicted of felony larceny of firearms in Wilson County in March 2016, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance in Wake County in April 2016 and felony marijuana possession in Nash County in November 2016, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety records. His probation was revoked twice in 2017, resulting in separate three-month stints in prison.

At least we know the laws that are designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons are working and that felons are not possessing any weapons.

On a similar topic: I just did a Bing search for stories about the attack and looting of the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago. There were only a tiny handful of stories that mentioned the attack, and only one identified BLM rioters as the culprits. The other stories were so bland and devoid of detail they might as well have described an incident of double parking.

The Joseph Goebbels media is truly evil.

    Massinsanity in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | August 13, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    In the case of this poor boy in NC it’s not just CNN, MSDNC, NYT and WaPo that won’t cover it… try to find the story on Breitbart or Drudge (which is hardly worth visiting any more). Nothing on either site.

There was a time when all America would have been outraged at the murder of this innocent little boy. That media, for political purposes suppresses the murder of a “white” child by a “black” man because it doesn’t fit their narrative is an indictment on media.

If you have the audacity to say, “All Lives Matter,” you’ll get beat up by the other side. Therefore this must be hidden, tucked away and forgotten, as if it never happened.

Diversity (i.e. color judgment, not limited to racism) breeds adversity. Stand against diversity in its many colors. #HateLovesAbortion

They’ll cover it once they figure out a way to blame Trump.

Joey Williams | August 13, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Doing a Google search for “five year old boy shot” yields some interesting results. The only Media references (excluding the local North Carolina TV station) are the New York Daily News, and the Daily Mail in the UK (tabloidish newspaper).

So the info is available, but CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, the NYT, Washington Post, etc. all find it “unfir to print”.

Sooner or later this was going to happen as the Democrats, their propaganda ministry the media, BLM all pushed for a race war.

It’s a dangerous world. I just don’t have the energy for narrative games anymore- evil comes in all shapes and sizes and is plentiful enough from every direction.

While at the inlaws in a nearby city, some kids 6 and 9 were playing in the alley unsupervised. They wanted my daughter who is 8 to go and play with them. It was innocent enough, but there’s no way I’m letting my kid play like they were. Tough to explain this to an 8 year old, but I have had the talk with her that there are monstrous human beings who will snatch her and kill her. We had it again for this situation.

When she asks why they are like this- my response is “because their hearts were made in hell.”

Odds are good the perp is a heavy marijuana user was was having a weed-induce psychotic episode.

There are dozens of shootings a day in the US. Very, very few of them are ever reported. The only real distinction that might make this one newsworthy is the psychopathic action of the alleged perpetrator. But at least half our population is psychotic, so that’s hardly newsworthy. And the statistics clearly demonstrate why democracy is such a bad idea. Who wants to live in a country run by psychopaths who are put in power by other psychopaths? I’ve applied for a permit to change residence. I want to move to the moon. Very few nutcases there. And there’s a nice view of Earth from my future porch. Fortunately, from that distance, it will be hard to see the details of what passes for life on Earth. Except when nuclear war breaks out, sometime in the near future.

I don’t give a RA about the shooter, his history or his motivations. He should get in gueue on death row.

libertarian_with_a_little_l | August 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm

I’d like to ask a “devil’s advocate” type question. Before I start – years ago I posted a similar question on a totally different topic. It wasn’t because I was trying to defend a mainstream media that I pretty much have no respect for – it was because I had encountered an argument with some specifics that I didn’t have a good answer for, and was looking for some perspectives. Unfortunately, I was attacked by a few people (not many, but a few) on this forum by some who believed I was arguing a MSM point. I wasn’t.

So having said that….without a doubt, if you reverse the races of the killer and the victim, you’d have rioting and you’d have CNN coverage for hours and hours and hours. So I agree 100% that this shows, once again, what CNN thinks is important and what is not.

Here’s my question: someone raised a point….”Did they catch the guy who did it? Did they arrest him and charge him pretty quickly? If so, what do you need the protests for?”

My initial reaction was that if the media believes its primary role is to report news to drive social social justice, that’s a narrow-minded view. (Truthfully, had the killer been white and had he been arrested and charged right away, I think the media would STILL push it harder). But I’m curious how others would reply. Again, I don’t agree with the point. Thanks.