CNN described the horrific Washington, DC murder of an UberEats driver by two teen girls as an “accident” after graphic footage of the incident went viral Saturday.
Mohammad Anwar, who is 66 years old and from Springfield, Va., died after two girls aged 13 and 15 dragged him while he gripped the car they were stealing. The minors eventually flipped the vehicle, flinging Anwar to the sidewalk on Tuesday. The minors are from the DC area, according to police.
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department declared in a press release Wednesday the two girls have been charged with felony murder and armed carjacking. Anwar was assaulted with a Taser amid the carjacking, the police say: “The Detectives’ investigation on the scene revealed that the suspects assaulted the victim with a taser while carjacking the victim which resulted in a motor vehicle accident.”
A GoFundMe page set up for Anwar’s family described the deceased as a “hard-working Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family.” Below is how CNN described the carjacking that led to Anwar’s death.
Police said the girls, 13 and 15, assaulted an Uber Eats driver with a Taser while carjacking him, which led to an accident in which he was fatally injured. https://t.co/N6RpLoTu8x
— CNN (@CNN) March 27, 2021
The post garnered mockery online. Some pointed out the same outlet remained fixated on race when it fit the leftist narrative of white supremacy. The two teenage girls charged by police are black. Anwar was Pakistani, according to his family.
Tale of two headlines.
White man kills Asian women –> "White supremacy" "haunting" "Asian Americans"
Two Black girls kill an Asian Muslim man –> "The girls" "assaulted" an "Uber Eats driver" with a Taser, "which led" to "an accident" "in which" "he was fatally injured" pic.twitter.com/WRIwnKPDQr
— Asra Q. Nomani (@AsraNomani) March 28, 2021
There I fixed it for you, @CNN. Let’s see if the authorities go after these stone cold psychopath murderers with the same zeal that the FBI has used to persecute peaceful January 6th protestors. https://t.co/NWHn4KJYUe pic.twitter.com/c4QNz6jPWl
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) March 27, 2021
An immigrant was murdered in cold blood during a car jacking. It’s on video.
CNN called it an “accident.” pic.twitter.com/hZmbMzMiZz
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 27, 2021
The capital district has seen a sharp increase in carjackings, many by minors, over the past three months.
95 carjackings in DC in less than 3 months
23 juveniles arrested
DC is not safe pic.twitter.com/WuPYJwcDbR
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) March 28, 2021
On Sunday, D.C. Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser published a video offering residents tips to avoid falling victim to vehicular theft.
“Auto theft is a crime of opportunity,” Bowser wrote.
Mohammad Anwar was killed this week in D.C. after his vehicle was carjacked by two teenagers.
By saying car owners need to do better in preventing car theft, Mayor Bowser suggests Mr. Anwar was responsible. Maybe, just maybe, criminals are responsible for crime, not victims. https://t.co/ZeKqLx1WCY
— Michele Perez Exner (@michelepexner) March 28, 2021