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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 

Media’s Dual Coverage Policy For Police Deaths

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Omaha police officer killed in shootout just hours before going on maternity leave
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/21/police-officer-suspect-killed-in-omaha-shooting/
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MSN AP:
Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/slain-omaha-officer-who-was-new-mom-honored-at-her-funeral/ar-BBkgE73
OMAHA, Neb.Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier when she answered a call to help a fellow officer.
Within minutes, Orozco lay in a yard fatally wounded. She had been shot by a man wanted for an earlier shooting.
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It’s interesting that MSN and AP who have been super quick to highlight and emphasize the color of police involved in black-person incidents totally forgot to mention these facts in this story.
The media's dual standards for highlighting race-bating incidents clearly is on display in yet another case of Police Officers killed in the line of duty.
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I missed this story in my local news, perhaps because Obama, Holder, the FBI the DOJ and all the rioters were no where to be seen.
Something about:  If a police officer falls in the line of duty and the media isn't interested – was the officer’s life important?
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MSN  AP:  "Shot by a man"
In contrast, FoxNews did print the appropriate picture:
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God bless Officer Orozco, her family and all the other officers who serve in harms way to help ensure we can live in peace in our homes and on our streets.
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Latest Ferguson Mo. Riot News
Ferguson Protesters Now Protesting Over Not Getting Paid
 http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Ferguson-Missouri-paid-protesters/2015/05/25/id/646587/#ixzz3bNudbM7P
At least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests.
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O'Reilly on America's Race Problem
http://www.cnsnews.com/video/national/oreilly-americas-race-problem
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/baltimores-freddie-gray-swiss-army.html
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