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Maryland white supremacist who fatally stabbed black New Yorker admits his intent to kill African-American men

March 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Maryland white supremacist who fatally stabbed black New Yorker admits his intent to kill African-American men

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The 28-year-old white supremacist accused of fatally stabbing an African American stranger in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday has told authorities he traveled to the city from Baltimore to murder African Americans.

James Harris Jackson, an Army vet who served in Afghanistan and is a member of a reported hate group from Maryland, turned himself into police after midnight on Tuesday.

“You need to arrest me. I have the knife,” Jackson said to police officers after marching into a Times Square substation. “I am the person you’re looking for.”

He later told authorities that rage drove him against black men who get romantically involved with white women, the New York Post reported.

“It is believed he intended to target male blacks. It’s been well over ten years that he has been harboring hate towards blacks,” NYPD Assistant Chief William Aubrey, the director of Manhattan detectives, stated.

“The reason he chose New York because it is the media capital of the world and wanted to make a statement.”

Video footage “proves that the victim was attacked because he was black,” Aubrey added.

When the man walked into the NYPD’s Times Square substation and declared that he was their suspect, police recognized him from pictures published by the NYPD. Investigators searched Jackson and recovered a knife and a 26-inch black sword used in the slaying of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.

Images of an alleged white supremacist murderer and his victim. 

The white supremacist picked Caughman a random, as the elder was searching through garbage bins looking for recyclables.

He reportedly stabbed Caughman multiple times in the back and chest after an argument just before 11:30 on Monday.

“What are you doing?” Caughman was heard saying to his killer.

After the killing, Caughman staggered nearly two blocks to the Midtown South Precinct stationhouse on W. 35th St., bleeding from his injuries.

Emergency personnel rushed him to Bellevue Hospital, but he succumbed to his wounds.

“It’s extremely distressing,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill stated.

On Tuesday, cops released video footage of the suspect, who is seen fleeing from the scene in a sharp overcoat.

Caughman resided in transitional housing on W. 36th St. that assists individuals with HIV/AIDS.

Jackson came to New York on St. Patrick’s Day on a BoltBus and “proceeded to wander through the city,” Aubrey stated. He was staying at a Midtown hotel.

A video and a picture the NYPD released show Jackson running down the street holding his jacket closed and carrying an object in his hand.

In 2014, Ismaaiyl Brinsley went to Brooklyn from Baltimore and killed Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were in their patrol vehicle in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Brinsley had made anti-police sentiments on social media before the killings.

Brinsley escaped from police to the platform of a subway station and killed himself.

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