Dining While Black

Yet another white domestic terrorist has been apprehended alive after murdering multiple people of color, demonstrating once again that white men with loaded guns who have gone on killing sprees are still less threatening to law enforcement than black men with cellphones.

James Shaw Jr. became a national hero after he intervened in the shooting and successfully gained control of the murderer’s AR-15.

“I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it,” – James Shaw Jr.

Sadly, domestic terrorist Travis Reinking succeeded in killing four people, all who were young people of color, before Shaw was able to stop him.

Reinking, a resident of Morton, Illinois, entered the Nashville Waffle House almost entirely in the nude with the exception of a jacket and the assault rifle he was wielding.

This is not the first time that Reinking has been arrested in an incident seemingly rooted in mental instability.

In 2017, he was arrested by the Secret Service for trespassing on White House property after he refused to leave the premises because he apparently needed to speak to the president.

Following the incident, the FBI confiscated four weapons from Reinking, which were later returned to his father, who subsequently gave them back to his son.

One of those returned weapons was the AR-15 used in Sunday’s shooting.

Reinking is also suspected of stealing a 2018 BMW X6 from a Brentwood, Tennessee dealership last Tuesday. The vehicle was found at his apartment complex.

The murderer evaded authorities for more than 24 hours before being apprehended alive.

Authorities report that a tip from a resident helped make the arrest.

The names of the victims have been released — may they #RestInPower

Killed in the incident were 29-year-old restaurant worker Taurean C. Sanderlin, 20-year-old Joe R. Perez, 21-year-old Deebony Groves, and 23-year-old Akilah Dasilva.

21-year-old Shanita Waggoner and 24-year-old Sharita Henderson are both being treated for gunshot wounds.

Click here to listen to Shaw explain his decision to engage the shooter.


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