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Reported By Cassandra Fairbanks | Published August 19, 2020 at 12:00pm

The brutal murder of 17-year-old Veronica Lee Baker in North Carolina has become another shocking crime ignored by the national media because the victim was white and the people involved in her murder are black.

While some may argue this is a local crime that should only be covered by local news, the media reports on every sleight and insult by a white person against a person of color, see the cases of Amy Cooper or the Covington kids for a couple of examples. If a white woman simply calling the police on a black person who was threatening her is national news, surely murders of white women killed by black strangers should be as well.

Baker was shot in her vehicle at a Bojangles restaurant in Garner, south of Raleigh, on Saturday night. Her car was still running when her body was found. The 9-1-1 call by the restaurant employee who found her has been released to the public.

Keyshara Michelle Deans, 19; Nezyiha Zamir Collins, 19; and Tyreek Qumay Rogers, 18, were arrested and charged with felony accessory after the fact to murder, the News & Observer reported Tuesday night. The name of the person who police believe to have pulled the trigger has not been released, as he is 17-years-old. He has been arrested.

“She didn’t deserve to get shot and killed and left in a parking lot,” Jim Baker, Veronica’s father, told local station WRAL.

The Bakers believe that the murder may have been part of a robbery.

“She was my baby. She was my baby who had a future. She had such big, big plans for her future,” said her mother, Laura Baker. “My daughter would never hurt anybody. She didn’t have a fighting chance in this. She was a good girl; she has the biggest heart.”

The Nationalist Review reports, “NBC and ABC, despite both having regional affiliates covering this story, have not issued a report on their national websites. Do you see the pattern developing? A similar chain of events followed the execution of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, whose story was only covered by CNN after the hashtag “Say His Name” trended nationwide for a full day. Hinnant’s murder also took place in North Carolina.”

Veronica Baker was supposed to start college on Monday.

Reported By Cassandra Fairbanks | Published August 19, 2020 at 1:54pm

As the national media continues to race bait and paint the narrative that black people are the perpetual victims of white men, they are selectively ignoring senseless murders depending on the skin color of the suspects.

A mother in California is currently mourning the death of her only son, 18-year-old Nathan Garza, who was killed by a black man with seemingly no connection to the victim on Sunday. Garza was shot outside the Safeway in Napa County where he worked.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that they have arrested 23-year-old Christopher “Roly” Young on suspicion of murder. Local station KTVU reports that “authorities said the two men did not appear to know each other and didn’t interact with each other before the shooting.”

Young has refused to speak to police or provide a motive for the slaying.

“I have nothing to say to him,” said Tracy Garza, the victims mother. “He doesn’t need to answer any of my questions. Nothing will bring my son back.”

The grieving mother added that “my son was a piece of me, a piece that has gone.”

Considering that any perceived “racist” incident is suddenly national news, like was the case with Amy Cooper, you would think that a seemingly random and horrific murder would be as well.

KTVU reports that Garza “graduated this past spring from Early College High School and Rodriguez High School in Fairfield and enjoyed fishing and playing baseball. He had already started training with the team at Diablo Valley College.”

The website 100% Fed Up noted, “the alleged black, male shooter did not pin the 18-year-old white male to the ground with his knee before shooting him to death, so there won’t be any riots or looting to commemorate the 18-year-old white male’s death.”

The media has also ignored the murder of 17-year-old Veronica Lee Baker in North Carolina, who was shot and killed in her vehicle over the weekend. She was white and the suspects are black.

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