Sloppy reporting, not media bias.
Sloppy reporting, not media bias.
The media bias here is picking the two dumbest black people they could find to interview so they can make some ignorant a s s comments to set crazy ex cops like lawman off.
The bias you're talking about is against all men and something entirely different.
Yeah tyler Perry is black, but that's why he's rich because some white guy is paying him to make blacks (especially men) look like idiots...
How about those local Antwerpen commercials where Jack and his son and grandson are constantly scaring their clown black employee...
There are tons. You're just not looking because you like playing the vicitm... that and you're self centered.
Up until 3 weeks ago, I lived one block away from where this incident occurred. I remember the individual in question, although I did not know him very well. He was a guy who walked by on occasion and was either friendly and asked how you were, or simply aloof. It never occurred to me he was mentally ill or homeless, although in hindsight, neither surprises me. The neighborhood in question encompasses a number of extremes in very close proximity. Within just the 1500 block of Lexington Street, there are a 6 or 7 very nice, well maintained residences, housing families with working parents. One home, directly next door to the house I resided in with my wife and kids, was home to an elderly lady who's children, probably my age, visited almost daily. I knew most of the families on the street and tried to keep up on neighborhood "goings on/issues" and look out for each other's well being. There are also an almost equal number of vacant rowhouses, most with red x's, smashed out windows, etc. There are one or two grassy lot's from torn down rowhouses, accumulating trash although several residents would get together to try and keep them clean. Halfway down the next block is a drug house. Throughout said block, are a slew of random people loitering and roaming, the source of much noise and many disturbances, such as a number of fights requiring a call to the police. It's s shame the man got himself killed, and ultimately, unless something truly disturbing comes out such as a knife plant, he did in fact get himself killed. I know a lot of the officers that work the area and they are generally good people, if not a little overworked and stressed. I find it odd they were investigating a possible person in a vacant building considering the sheer number of them, but they may have been looking to clear out the possibility of a new drug house before it became entrenched. Regardless it's a tragedy, even if justified. Considering how taser happy law enforcement has gotten, for once I can see where it might have avoided the death of a guy, who despite being troubled, typically was watching out for those of us with more to lose. Why did he attack a Police office? We'll never know. Maybe he'd been forced to defend himself against locals attempting to prey on him in the past. Nobody won here, not him, not the cop who had to end his life and not the people who try to go about their lives under siege in their own homes.
I dislike anything that doesn't show the truth. If an Officer screws up, then he/she needs to be punished ... But if an Officer does his/her job, then the media shouldn't be trying to trash him/her to get their ratings.
Please do not bring race into this. The area I worked (my post) was about 99% African American. There were some good honest people there and I was proud to have worked for them. But you know, these people may not have seen me working hard, they would however see the news BLASTING the Cops, telling them how bad we Cops are.
It isn't just crazy ex-cops that get 'set off' by the media. Honest City Citizens may assume that the media is honest and these people will be less likely to trust the Police after seeing such a story. The Police in the City have a rough enough job without the Media going after them too. ((I still maintain that there are a FEW good Police in the City left, Officers who believe in making the City safe...Media reporting that is BOGUS makes their job tougher)).
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