In a mostly black neighborhood in Milwaukee, a black gang targeted a white household in a drive-by shooting and ended up murdering a white 5-year-old girl named Laylah Petersen who was sitting on her grandpa’s lap. And of course, because of the racial circumstances being black-on-white, the national media largely ignored it. In fact, in the local media reporting of the incident, they claimed that the little girl was shot by a “stray bullet.” Uh-huh.
Two black males in Milwaukee walked up to the home of a white family, in a majority black neighborhood, and unleashed a hail of gunfire. A five-year-old white girl was murdered while sitting on her grandfather’s lap.
Milwaukee police say there is no question the shooters were deliberating trying to kill people inside the house. At least a dozen bullets were fired directly into the house. There may have been a third person driving a getaway car.
The house was located in a census tract that is 77% black and 14% white.
The Milwaukee Sentinel and Milwaukee channel 6 have actually been trying to downplay the murder. They are falsely reporting that it was “a stray bullet.” That directly contradicts all the evidence found by police.
You can see all the shell casings left behind outside the house they targeted. So, these guys waltzed up to the house, started shooting, and then one of their buddies came to pick them up and speed away.
Yet, the local media don’t acknowledge that this had anything to do with race. They don’t even mention it. This was one of the few white families in a mostly black neighborhood. Why else would a black gang target a white family?
And they say it was only a stray bullet, as if it was some kind of accident.
It doesn’t matter whether the gang knew that the little girl was there in the house or not. They targeted the household, and they shot into the house. Anyone who ended up dying as a result would be victims of first-degree murder, because that was the gang’s intent.