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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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Racist Serial Killer—Why Was No Warning Given?

Aug 16, 2010

Authorities finally arrested the Israeli Christian citizen who apparently had stabbed 18 men, killing five, in 11 weeks time. Elias Abuelazam was about to board a plane bound for Israel on August 11. Fourteen of the attacks occurred in Flint, Michigan, three in Leesburg, Virginia, and one in Toledo, Ohio.

According to the county prosecutor in Flint, there was no evidence that the attacks were racist. Evidence? What more evidence is needed when a white serial killer chooses black men almost exclusively as his victims?

Evidence of racism? How about this: for nearly three months, officials gave no warning while a white man was attacking and murdering black men on the streets of Flint.

The killer made no effort to change his vehicle, his style of dress, or the way he lured victims to his SUV, asking them for help. How many of those black men would still be alive and unharmed if the warning had been given?

The killer stabbed nine victims between July 26 and August 3, more than one per day, before the police finally held a press conference on August 4 to announce they had a serial killer on their hands.

Stopping the murder of black men was, by all evidence, not an official priority. What could be more racist than that?