Citizens of Kansas City, Kansas have been living in fear over the course of the last year, as a purported serial killer stalked victims on a local walking trail.
A total of five men had been discovered dead in recent months, nearly all of them having been dispatched in the same, cowardly manner: Shot in the back as they enjoyed a recreational walk, some with their dogs, others purely for the exercise. Kansas City had itself a serial killer whose modus operandi was seemingly clear in that they were targeting middle-aged or elderly white men, often along a walking trail known as Indian Creek.
Now, a suspect has been taken into custody thanks to DNA evidence recovered from an iced tea bottle, and a peek into his past reveals a startling revelation about his motives.
“The 22-year-old man suspected of shooting five middle-aged white men since last year — including four on south Kansas City walking trails — threatened in 2014 to shoot up a school and ‘kill all white people,’ according to court records.
“Fredrick Demond Scott, who was charged Tuesday in two killings and named as a suspect in three more, made those statements in January 2014 at Center Alternative School, as documented in a municipal citation for harassment.
“Scott, who is black, has been charged with murder in the deaths of Steven Gibbons, 57, and John Palmer, 54. On Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced those charges, also naming Scott as a suspect in the killings of David Lenox, 67; Timothy S. Rice, 57, of Excelsior Springs; and Mike Darby, 61, co-owner of Coach’s Bar & Grill at 103rd Street and Wornall Road.“All five were white men between ages 54 and 67. All five were fatally shot, most from behind, in surprise attacks as they walked dogs, visited parks and, in one case, walked down a city street.”
While it is believed that Scott’s motives are unrelated to the current state of affairs in America as a whole, his crimes echo a terrible sentiment among a portion of the African American community in our nation.
The radical left and groups such as Black Lives Matter have been pushing a narrative of racial conflict for years, often calling for a violent upheaval of the current socio-economic reality. BLM in particular has been extremely forceful in their demands, often attempting to convince the world that their actions are justified within their own code of aggressive and violent affirmative action.
Scott’s beliefs seem to fall in line with this violent rhetoric, and further bolster the toxic reputation of the hate group.