Posted on August 31, 2020

Black Man Allegedly ‘Felt Compelled’ to Stab a White Man at Random After Watching Videos of Police Shootings Online

Phil Shiver, The Blaze, August 28, 2020

Police in Columbus, Georgia, reported Wednesday that a black man told them he “felt compelled” to stab a white man at random after watching videos of police shootings online.

Jayvon Hatchett, 19, allegedly walked into an AutoZone on Tuesday morning and proceeded to stab a white employee in the neck and torso seven times, according to WLTZ-TV reporter Robbie Watson.

Hatchett was promptly arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.


Columbus Police Sgt. Ray Mills allegedly stated to a judge Wednesday that Hatchett greeted him with a smile and readily confessed to the assault when officers responded to his home {snip}

“Mr. Hatchett told me that he had been watching Facebook videos of police shootings in other parts of the country and that he felt compelled to go stab a white male,” Mills reportedly testified in court.