James Blackwell Shoots, Kills Jasmine Thar; Still No Charges Filed

OP-NAT EYE
April 22, 2012

Ms. Jasmine Thar was 16-year-old when she was murdered.

CHADBOURN, NC — It has now been four months since a 16-year-old girl visiting her family over the Christmas holiday was gunned down in broad daylight.

The murder took place on December 23, 2011 in Chadbourn, North Carolina – a town of 2000 residents 150 miles southeast of Charlotte. Ms. Jasmine Thar, a 16-year-old sophomore at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, was visiting her godmother Treka McMillian and her friend Jah-mesha McMillian in the small town. Jasmine’s mother, Carletta McNeil, was already in the SUV waiting for Jasmine and the McMillians to get in so they could all go Christmas shopping. Suddenly, a single shot from a Remington 700 rifle came from a neighbor’s bedroom window, striking both the McMillians and fatally striking Jasmine in the chest. Jasmine’s 15-year-old brother, Jay, applied pressure to the bullet-wound to her chest, begging his sister “don’t leave me.”

The killer, 23-year-old James Anthony Blackwell, said the gun “fired accidentally” when he removed it from a case. Blackwell was handcuffed by Chadbourn cop Scott Rockwell and taken to the police station, but only to allow Blackwell to “calm down away from the scene.” No charges were filed because the cop wrote in his “report” that the killing was an accident. Police found a Confederate flag and Nazi memorabilia and books in the shooter’s bedroom. Jah-mesha McMillan was also shot in the chest, but ultimately survived. The FBI’s Civil Rights Division is now looking into the shooting. Blackwell has since disappeared from the neighborhood.

Ms. McNeil has turned to a local civil rights activist to help bring attention to the murder of her daughter since no charges have been filed four months later. Watch a report from WSOC Channel 9 Eyewitness News in Charlotte.

Most forums following this story are filled with Americans of European descent claiming “blacks” are “playing the race card,” that the shooting was an accident and that nothing criminal occurred. But it is becoming abundantly clear that in today’s USA, all one must do to shoot and kill “black” kids (see also Trayvon Martin) and not be arrested is either claim self-defense from a “suspicious person” or claim that a magic bullet from a magic gun accidentally aimed itself right where three people were standing, shot by itself and hit them all.

The family of Jasmine and the McMillians will meet with the Columbus County District Attorney this Thursday for an update on the case. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION “JUSTICE FOR JASMINE” AT THE LINK PROVIDED.

11 comments for “James Blackwell Shoots, Kills Jasmine Thar; Still No Charges Filed

  1. Julian
    July 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    It’s involuntary manslaughter since they can’t prove he had intention to kill. However, the Confederate Flag and Nazi memorable does brings question of whether it was an accident or not; they will need find more evidence of racial encounter to get him on manslaughter. However, he should be persecuted for involuntary manslaughter and failure to properly conceal a weapon.

  2. moneysota
    March 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I have rifles, it takes three distinctive hand movements to unlock form case, Five hand movements to lock and load, and two to shoot. I live in a suburb, and there are kids (White children) who play all the time. I wonder (no I don’t) if I could use that defense when my rifle identically dose seven to twelve movements and kills (or maybe just grasses some of the children that are playing down the street.

  3. Noah Tyson
    April 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Wow can we just end the HATE!

  4. ezekiel ali
    April 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I have gun’s as well you are responsible for the shoot.

  5. C337cmdr
    April 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Wether he is racist or not; he is solely responsible for that weapon. I own weapons. If I removed my firearm from its case and it fired “accidentally” then I am responsible for it’s action.

  6. Gloria
    April 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

    This is awful. That young man committed a pre-meditated crime. He was watching that family and was very jealous because they were successful, happy and confident and loved each other. He on the other hand probably has all kinds of insecurities and does not love himself because he comes from a family that does not know love or how to give it. He clearly does not know God at all and is a servant of satan. Therefore, he has already lost, even if the court system can’t see it, because hell will be his portion and that is a far worse punishment that I would not want anyone to have….to burn eternally. If he does not repent and find Christ, he will continue to be nothing more than a waste to mankind…simply living to die an eternal death.

    • faye
      April 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

      i am commenting on the article where the woman said that he did it because he was jealous. you must not know this young man. but on the other hand “I DO” and he would not hurt anyone. He is a very good young man. He has served in the service to protect all of america, including you. and now you’re going to talk him down. this young man did not point a gun to no one. he is not like that. he has a very good heart and he has suffered from from this accident. He has to think about what happened everyday of his life and I am sorry for the family of this child and i pray for them too and so does this young man. You talk about GOD, don’t you know that you can’t enter Heaven by passing judgement on another one of GODS children? When we are conceived, God has already got our life planned for us. God is the only one who can pass judgement on me, him, and on you.
      You better get right with GOD and know what you are talking about. I recogn an accident has never happened to you, has it. YOU NEED TO READ MY BIBLE the KING JAMES VERSION cause i sure don’t want to read the one that you are reading from. And you’re wrong because that young man is loved by people all around him and he is loved by GOD. He does not judge. But it is in my opinion that you sound a little jealous of him. and i know what you’re probly saying about opions. But I DON”T CARE WHAT YOU THINK. HA

      • Kimberly
        May 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

        Whether he is a good person or not. He is responsible for his firearm. If nothing else he should be charged with negligence. He sould not have had the gun pointed out of a window where in fact if it did go off it would not just be discharged outside. If he had Nazi symbols and other racist items in his house it could be a possiblity that he did have those hidden tendancies. This guy should be arrested, charged and then let a jury of his peers decide his gult or innocence. It should not be up to just one police officer. ARREST, CHARGE AND IF FOUND GUILTY CONVICT.

      • Justin
        May 16, 2012 at 1:57 am

        Save the Bible crap for someone who cares. The race war is on it’s way, and you and your little Nazi friend will face the bullet. Jasmine Thar, Trayvon Martin, James Craig Anderson, 4 Blacks that were killed in Oklahoma. All will have their names carved in the chests of the whites.
        God will not save you from this.

      • Les
        May 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

        Except he did hurt someone. And he killed them. And he was So obviously a racist.

        Your imaginary god means nothing in this instance. People are dead.

      • Brittany
        May 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm

        So, I guess you skip over the part of the Nazi and having racist tendencies.. really..you arguement is pointless, it’s his weapons..he’s responsible for them..arrest, and until proven guilty..

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