The Mass Racially-Motivated Shooting in Wilkinsburg, PA in 2000
Much of this mass shooting, which is hidden in any Google search, is from an article on Wikipedia. Those who control the content on the Internet, or who manipulate search results, have ascertained that this horrific episode in American history will be lost for all time; except for the remaining family members of those killed or those injured. This is the story of Ronald Taylor, a 39-year old black man who hated whites. While all of America knows the name George Floyd, nobody is aware of these mass racially-motivated shootings, like this one or Colin Ferguson. The left would rather talk about “systemic racism and reparations” and ignore the true victims, by the tens of thousands, and the actual racists who killed them. Although the article says that Taylor was sentenced to death, he has never been executed as Democrats running Pennsylvania have made sure it hasn’t happened.
In one news account, it stated: “Allegheny County police said they also found “anti-white,” anti-Semitic writings in his apartment, which he set on fire. Investigators would not release the contents of the writings.”
Sound familiar? If this had been a white man who did a racially-motivated mass shooting, the “writings” would have been released within 24 hours. Yet in this case, and the manifesto of the “trans-woman” who killed six Christians in Nashville, the Democrats and police keep the anti-Christian or anti-white rantings of the killers hidden. There is no transparency when the killers fall into certain protected groups.
“On March 1, 2000, a racially motivated shooting spree occurred in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, when 39-year-old Ronald Taylor, a black man who embraced anti-white and anti-semitic ideologies, shot and killed three white men and injured two others within an eight block radius. Hours after the shooting spree, Taylor surrendered to police and was sentenced to death in 2002.
At about 9 a.m. on March 1, 2000, two maintenance workers, John Dewitt and 55-year-old John Kroll, arrived at the apartment of 39-year-old Ronald Taylor to replace Taylor’s door. When Taylor answered the door, he began taunting both with insults about them being white, according to Dewitt, who claimed Taylor said “You white, racist, pig”. Nevertheless, the two began work. At around 10:30 a.m., after removing the old door, Dewitt and Kroll started installing the new door, while Taylor continued harassing them. Eventually, Dewitt told Taylor, “Why don’t you just shut up.” Taylor responded to Dewitt, “You’re dead.” As the job was almost done, a woman downstairs from Taylor called upstairs and asked if one of the maintenance workers could come and help her with a locked bedroom door. Dewitt said he could and walked downstairs, while Kroll finished the job. Kroll then went downstairs to meet a coworker named Andrew Williams.
At just about 11:15 a.m., Taylor grabbed his .22 caliber revolver and set his apartment couch on fire. Armed with the gun, he confronted Kroll and Williams downstairs and reportedly told them “I don’t like white people”, then proceeded to shoot Kroll in the neck. Williams rushed to Kroll’s side while Taylor decided not to shoot Williams, likely because Williams was black, but instead demanded to know where Dewitt was. Dewitt, who was in the parking lot putting tools away, walked back into the building to get Kroll when he noticed Taylor with a gun, so he took cover. Minutes later, he saw Williams covered in blood walking with Kroll in his arms, and as Taylor was not in sight, he rushed over to Williams and asked what was going on.
Williams told Dewitt that Taylor shot Kroll and was looking for him. The two then put Kroll in the back of the employee pickup truck and drove to the Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Police and firefighters were contacted and rushed to Taylor’s apartment, but by that time, Taylor had fled. About five minutes later Taylor walked two blocks to Burger King at Penn and Pitt avenues, where he fatally shot 71-year-old Joseph Healy, a former PNC Bank employee and priest. Shortly afterwards, Taylor approached a McDonald’s, and shot multiple times at the van belonging to 56-year-old Richard Clinger. Some shots hit Clinger, and his stepdaughter Cindy Zambo ran to a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts where she alerted people there about her dad being shot. Meanwhile, Taylor entered the McDonald’s and shot the manager, 25-year-old Steven Bostard. Taylor then returned to the parking lot and shot 20-year-old Emil Sanielevici, who was waiting to pick up food. Sanielevici later died, while Clinger and Bostard survived after being treated at the UPMC. At 11:51 a.m., Kroll, who was awaiting surgery, died from his bullet wound.
At around 12:00 p.m., police cornered Taylor at a residential building, where Taylor took refuge in an empty room. Sgt. John Fisher began communicating with Taylor and begged him to surrender. Taylor told the officer that he was going to commit suicide because he did not want his mother to see him in jail. After two hours, Fisher was able to convince Taylor to surrender, and at around 2:15 p.m., Taylor handed over his gun and was arrested.
As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during the trial:
“Elash saved his harshest criticism yesterday for the law that allows victims’ relatives to address a jury — before sentencing — about the impact the crime has had upon them. He said that just adds emotion to an already difficult situation and makes it almost impossible for the jury to do its work dispassionately.
“This political baloney of these impact statements [resulted from] where some stupid Republican senator wanted to get elected to Congress, so he allows these impact statements,” he said angrily.” Elash was Taylor’s attorney. His statement just goes to the marginalization of white lives, even back in 2000, showing no empathy for the white families.
In most of the newspaper accounts of the mass shooting at the time, most never mentioned the race of the killer or the victims and simply characterized the mass shooting as someone who was angry about a repair on his apartment. The contrast between this disregard for the victims, along with protecting the killer’s motives, has been a constant reflection of the media’s bias and cover-up of racist assaults and murders of whites in racist homicides.
While all of America knows the name George Floyd, almost none know of Ronald Taylor or the names of his victims. Like the racially-motivated mass killings of whites by Colin Ferguson or Darrell Brooks or Ronald Taylor, or the attempted murder of 10 whites by Frank James, the racial component is always hidden and obscured, the media makes no mention of race. This in contrast with the Buffalo supermarket shooting, where every media outlet made a point of describing the shooter as “white” in every opening paragraph and news segment and describing him as a racist and white supremacist, although he had been kicked out of school the year before for implying that he might do a similar shooting at his high school, which was 95% white.
This description from The Guardian: “A white supremacist who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, last year was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after listening to relatives of his victims express their pain and rage.” Notice how race is mentioned prominently, while the same mass shootings, where a real racist black man kills multiple whites, leaves any racial component out of the story altogether.
The Guardian article went on to say: “He wrote that he picked the Tops store, about a three-hour drive from his home in Conklin, New York, because it was in a predominantly Black neighborhood.” There is an interesting contrast between this claim and the lack of any mention in media that Darrell Brooks made the trip from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Waukesha, Wisconsin, knowing that the Waukesha Christmas parade was predominantly white and this was his motivation for traveling to the city and the parade. The media’s dishonest and distorted coverage of these events shows the bias that minimalizes the value of life of whites and subdues criticism of the black murderers.