Killers we wished were not Black


With the recent murder of two NYPD cops by a black man, the nation has paused to wonder at the scope of violence. As a cultural norm, many Blacks believe it is unusual when another Black person commits a particularly heinous and infamous crime. But Blacks are not above committing atrocities. Here are murders we hoped were not committed by Blacks:


The DC Sniper

John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo

Known also as the “Beltway Sniper”, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo held the Washington, D.C., area in a state of absolute terror. The pair killed six and seriously wounded another six innocent people.


Christopher Dorner

Christopher Dorner was a former LAPD officer who went on a murderous rampage that claimed the life of two people and caused a one week nationwide manhunt.

Darren Deon Vann

Darren Deon Vann

Darren Deon Vann  is suspected in the deaths of dozens of women in a period that may span almost 20 years. Vann confessed to the murder of at least six other Black women mostly thought to engage in the sex trade. Vann is a convicted sex offender with a long criminal history that includes aggravated rape in Austin, Texas, for which he served five years in prison. After he was released, he relocated to the Gary, Indiana, area and was listed as a registered sex offender. At this point, police have stated that at least one other victim was also strangled to death but have not listed the cause of death of the other victims.

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