Mississippi is no stranger to false flag events where candidates, activists or media run with initial events while making far-reaching assumptions before facts are fully known.
Overnight in Mississippi’s capital city, seven fires broke out at various places close to or on Jackson State University.
Those fires occurred at the following locations:
- Greater Bethlehem Temple Church
- Epiphany Church
- Baseball Field on Jackson State University campus
- Gas Station on Terry Road
- Central Street and Dalton
- 1101 Pascagoula Street
- Terry Road and Cherry Street
As is often the case with such things in the capital city, activists rushed to make assumptions as to the reason for the arson.
Congressional candidate Shuwaski Young, a Democrat running in the 3rd District, took to Twitter to relate it to Election Day and to insinuate it somehow had to do with race.
“This morning several churches were burned in Jackson, Mississippi on Election Day. These cowardly actions invoke historical acts of terrorism when people are fighting for their right to vote and live peacefully as Americans and Mississippians,” Young tweeted. “We will not be deterred and will not be intimidated. We will not allow domestic terrorists to suppress our right to vote. I ask all Mississippians to go vote regardless of this decades old intimidation tactic to suppress our votes today.”
— Shuwaski Young for Congress (@shuwaskiyoung) November 8, 2022
This afternoon, Jackson Police Department released the photo above of Devin McLaurin. JPD says he is wanted in connection to the seven arson fires set late last night and earlier this morning in Jackson.
The Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) says it is also assisting with investigations into the arson cases. SFMO deputies are investigating the fire at the Jackson State University baseball field because it is state-owned property. SFMO was also asked by the Jackson Fire Department (JFD) to assist with the investigations at Epiphany Church and Greater Bethlehem Temple Church.
“JFD has asked the Fire Marshal’s office to bring in two of our arson K9s to investigate at the churches,” said Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney said earlier in the day. “We are looking for a suspect. If you have any information, you could receive a reward of up to $5,000, if that information leads to an arrest and arson conviction.”
Y’all Politics reached out to candidate Young given the development in the case and the suspect now being sought for questioning by law authorities, but his campaign did not respond to the message as of the publication of this article.
Mississippi is no stranger to false flag events on or around Election Day where candidates, activists or media run with the initial events while making far-reaching assumptions before facts are fully known.
From the Y’all Politics Memory Division, here are a couple of those previous such false flag events:
Anyone with any information about the arson or the whereabouts of McLaurin is asked to call JPD at (601) 960-1234. You can also call Crimestoppers at (601) 355-TIPS (8477).
UPDATE at 4:45pm on Tuesday:
Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones posted on Twitter that Deputies have detained McLaurin acting on a tip from citizens, taking him into custody in Terry near the Hinds and Copiah County line. Jones said he will be transferred to JPD for questioning.
HCSO Deputies acting on a tip from citizens were able to detain wanted arson suspect, Delvin McLaurin and take him into custody this evening in Terry near the Hinds/Copiah County line. He will be transferred to @JacksonMSPolice for further questioning. pic.twitter.com/Dfb2FKDCha
— TyreeJonesSheriff (@TyreeSheriff) November 8, 2022