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BLM preacher claims child who shot Virginia teacher would have been treated differently if not white — only the child was black.
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BLM preacher claims child who shot Virginia teacher would have been treated differently if not white — only the child was black.

BLM activist and hate preacher Talbert W. Swan evidenced his apparent preference for racial division over truth with a recent pair of tweets suggesting that the Virginia boy who shot Abigail Zerner earlier this month would have been treated differently had he not been white. Only, as Twitter user "The Redheaded libertarian" pointed out, the boy was in fact black.

Swan, president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP, wrote on Jan. 14, "A six year old white boy in Virginia packs his mother’s 9mm Taurus pistol in his backpack, goes to school, and intentionally shoots his teacher. If he were Black, there would be demands for his parents to be arrested and various conversations about neglect and bad parenting."

Swan took to Twitter the next day to double down, writing, "If a six year old Black boy packed his mothers gun in his backpack, went to school, and deliberately shot a white teacher, they would’ve arrested his mother, father, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, distant cousins, and neighbors by now."

The hate preacher — who has previously been called out for spreading falsehoods and publicly wishing for others to die — was referencing the Jan. 6 shooting of first-grade teacher 25-year-old Abby Zwerner.

TheBlaze previously reported that a 6-year-old student at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, allegedly used a 9mm handgun registered to his mother to shoot his teacher. The bullet traveled through Zwerner's hand, held out in a defensive posture, and then up into her chest.

Abigail Zwerner is reportedly now in stable condition.

FOX 6 indicated that even after being shot, she escorted all of her students out of the classroom to safety while another school employee rushed in to restrain the suspect whose actions are ultimately at issue.

According to the New York Post, the boy had previously told another teacher that he wanted to set her on fire and watch her die.

Some teachers reportedly asked for help long before the attack, noting that the child was troubled.

The Washington Post reported that on one occasion, the boy hurled furniture about the class, forcing other children to hide. In another instance, the boy allegedly barricaded the doors to a classroom, thereby precluding a teacher and other kids from escaping.

The Post further indicated that school officials may have received a tip the day of the shooting that the boy had a gun in his possession but had failed to recover it in time.

With many of these and other insights into the case already publicly available, @TRHLofficial spared Swan the need to dabble further in hypotheticals, notifying him that the boy is indeed black:

Police have not "arrested his mother, father, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, distant cousins, and neighbors."

Apparently unappreciative of this insight, the hate preacher blocked Redheaded libertarian. She was not, however, the only person on the receiving end of Swan's disdain.

One twitter user suggested that a Christian preacher ought to be "sowing a unifying message" rather than making "this a race issue."

Swan, an NAACP chapter president who claims on his website to have a "shepherd’s heart," responded: "The irony of racist, faux Christian, white evangelicals, whose religion of white supremacy is completely antithetical to Christianity, always trying to lecture Black people on 'unifying,' when their whitenized version of Christianity has always divided."

Swan appears to be an expert on division.

In 2018, he attacked black talk-show host Pastor Jesse Lee Peterson with a racist epithet, calling him the "King of C----" for admiring former First Lady Melania Trump.

Swan repeatedly uses similarly demeaning racist slurs in reference to black Americans with whom he apparently disagrees.

Three days after Lynette Hardaway of "Diamond and Silk" passed away at the age of 51, Swan called her " a self loathing, white supremacy apologizing, auntie ruckus, who made anti Black racists feel comfortable."

The hate preacher also refers to white people as "Malanemic People."

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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