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Why isn’t the media covering the killing of an unarmed white youth by a black police officer?


The case of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, continues to make headlines weeks after the incident sparked riots and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri, and prompted a national debate.

Meanwhile, the case of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed, white 20-year-old shot and killed by a black policeman outside a 7-Eleven in Utah has received virtually no media coverage beyond local news reports.

The negligible coverage of the Taylor case by the mainstream media prompted many conservative critics to address the racial double standard. The Washington Times reports: “Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh blamed the discrepancy between the two cases on ‘the liberal world view’ that portrays whites as oppressors and blacks as victims.”

The Times noted that CNN news host Jake Tapper acknowledged the discrepancy between the two cases, and noted that “the press often undercovers such topics as inner-city violence and the high rates of black-on-black crime.”

According to Tapper, though, the Brown case is more newsworthy because of the national reaction it sparked, though some question whether the excessive media coverage of the violent protests actually served to fuel them.

– – Teresa Mull

from The Blaze:

78-year-old Tona Herndon was laying flowers at the grave of her recently buried husband of 60 years, when the unspeakable happened — Herndon was mugged by a male attacker.

After TheBlaze highlighted the incident in an article, the story went viral and stirred outrage across the nation. However, it’s conclusion will instead surely warm your heart.

Enter 15-year-old Christian Lunsford who was watching television when he saw his father’s mugshot appear on the screen as the man who committed the heinous act of robbing Herndon.

Lunsford told CBS News he immediately recognized his estranged dad “in detail” and felt obligated to do what he could to make things right.

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The Miami Herald

MIAMI — It apparently happened Wednesday when Al Diaz of The Miami Herald was preparing to photograph the Taqueria Mexicana Orale taco truck at Northwest 27th Avenue and 17th Street for a feature story. He briefly placed his camera on a chair to set up some lighting equipment.

Seizing the moment, a man on wheels snatched the camera and whooshed down 16th. Someone munching a taco yelled, “That guy just grabbed your camera!”

Taco stand owner Moises Gonzales, incensed at the interruption, tore out on foot after the roller-blader. A food inspector joined him.

That’s when Deborah White-Labora happened along. A judge in Miami-Dade’s drug court, White-Labora was driving a white Scion minivan with her two children, 17-year-old Christopher and 20-year-old Amanda, having just visited the bank to pick up some travelers checks en route to Miami International for a flight to Peru.

Gonzales flagged down the van, barked out “follow that man!” or words to that effect, and the pursuit continued.

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