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White veteran charged with murder of black man as hate crime

 

March 24, 2017



NEW YORK (AP) — A white Army veteran accused of randomly killing a black man on the streets of New York by stabbing him with a sword was charged Thursday with murder as a hate crime.

"His intent was to kill as many black men here in New York as he could," prosecutor Joan Illuzzi said as James Harris Jackson, 28, was arraigned in the slaying of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman. "The defendant was motivated purely by hatred."

Authorities said Jackson traveled from his home in Baltimore last week, picking New York because he hoped to "make a statement" in the media capital of the world. He encou...



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