There was a murder spree in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Five Black men were shot. Three of them are dead. And according to this article the motive was probably race.

The shootings occurred nearly two years to the day after a black man shot England’s father to death, according to his Facebook posting.

But the FBI’s James Finch, who was part of the task force handling the case, today called it “very premature to talk about hate crimes. We have yet to analyze all the information to understand the motivations of the subjects in this case.”

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Suspect England wrote on his Facebook page that his father, Carl England, was shot and killed April 5, 2010, almost exactly two years before Friday’s shootings.

A black man was charged and is serving a prison sentence for the crime.

On Thursday at 4:04 p.m., England wrote, “Today is two years that my dad has been gone shot by a f—— n—– it’s hard not to go off between that and sheran I’m gone in the head.” According to England’s Facebook page, his girlfriend, Sheran Hart Wilde, recently died.

On Friday night, England posted on Facebook, “Chilling at that house people talking s— on me for some s— I didn’t do … it just mite be the time to call it quits I I hate to say it like that but I’m done if something does happen tonite be ready for another funeral later.”

I wonder if the beginnings of these sorts of incidents and others documented here are giving Al Sharpton and the New York Times pause. (thanks to Instapundit for the links) Because the last time we had a nation wide race war in America (’67), Nixon won the next Presidential Election (’68) in a landslide.

I’m not optimistic that all this hate directed violence will die out. But I am hopeful.