The other day I read FBI statistics that said “although black males represent only 6.5% of the population they represent 70% of the shootings”!
Part of the grizzly revolting details of this crime with pictures of the suspects and victims can be found under the crime section on Snopes.com. I read the details of this car jacking in Knoxville, Tennessee and it’s not for the weak of stomach.
Don’t you know that it’s not a race crime if the victims are white?
"Kelly McBride, ethics group leader at the Poynter Institute -- a school for journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla. -- told Cybercast News Service on Monday that just because a crime involves black perpetrators and white victims "doesn't mean it's a hate crime. You have to have specific evidence, such as some sort of racial epithet," which was the case in the Byrd murder.
The Knoxville double homicide "sounds like a horrible, heinous crime, but horrible, heinous crimes are not the standard for what become national stories," she said.
One reason the networks haven't run this story "is because they can't fit it into a narrative of anything other than shock and horror, and you can find that in any crime story anywhere."..."
I hope this gets the attention that it deserves.
I will play a touch of the devil’s advocate here in that I have noticed that really grisly, horrifying murders do get slightly less coverage, unless it’s a serial killer.
The press tends to like sexual murders or murders that involve a betrayal or disappearance. They like the mystery and sexual titillation. If they victim is pretty, cute, or a child. Simple strangulations with maybe one horrifying detail.
The really gross ones do not get covered in detail, it’s almost like people watch them for entertainment, but they don’t want to be too grossed out.
After making this argument I will agree that the press protects minority killers.
Here, there is absolutely no question that this brutal attack, rape and murder occurred. To me this case compares to what happened in Jasper, TX or the Matthew Shepard case, both of which got plenty of national media while this case has not.
I hate to be the one throwing cold water, but the accused in this case are not members of an athletic team for a major university.
We heard about the Duke lacrosse team case because of the connection to the Duke athletic program. If it was about a few high school drop-outs, we probably wouldn’t have heard about it. (The race element certainly give it more legs.)
When a couple of basketball players from UConn stole some laptops, we heard about it. When Marcus Vick was in and out of trouble, we heard about it.
I suppose the mainstream media might have reported this story if the races of those involved were all reversed, but I don’t know that for sure.
Comparing this to the Duke case is apples to oranges. You may have a case to make, but the Duke comparison doesn’t help it.
To sum up, the media will saturate the public with whatever disturbs the collective soul, but will temper relevent facts that would tend to make them appear 'intolerant' and un-pc. Keep in mind that 'tolerance' and 'political correctness' are two things that help destroy society, so the leftists must march to their own drumbeat like the promenading pimps they are.
Hardly a peep out of the DBM/MSM clymers........
Blacks murdering whites is not news.
Another story that never really saw the light of day was about a 13 year-old boy that was raped to death by two homosexuals. Jesse Dirkhising was his name, I believe.
PC rules the press, to be sure, and they’re not doing the general public a service by spiking these stories. If anything, they will help other innocents get killed.
It is appalling to see such blatant hatred for persons based upon race as one Soloman Burnette has exhibited in his piece posted at: http://www.nccu.edu/campus/echo/o-burnette.html and even more disgusting any form of academic institution would poise itself as a medium to pedestal such intolerance and indigence of learning.
For example, Burnette displays his profound lack of intelligence and his deep-seated caustic prejudice by the statement:
“White people still murder us with impunity.”
Yet data from FBI’s own reporting website says for 2005:
Data from single victim/single offender incidents showed that 92.6 percent of black victims were murdered by black offenders, and 84.8 percent of white victims were murdered by white offenders. (Based on Expanded Homicide Data Table 5.)
According to the FBI figures, it is persons of other races contributing to a greater percentage of murders to the White population while Blacks murder more of their own. Burnette is nothing short of an ignorant, racist bigot whose factually-devoid writings have no place near any taxpayer supported institution of academia.
NCCU ought to be ashamed and persons outraged it allows its name associated with such hateful, misled characters - disclaimer or not.
I’ve so duly noted Burkette has been, in fact, a frequent personal contributor to FBI violent crime statistics. How odd he should consider himself a qualified spokesperson against crime committed by any other racial group.
Councilwomans son, 18, accused of hitting mom
Burnette allegedly punched his mother in her face, head
Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
February 24, 1998
Author: PAUL BONNER The Herald-Sun
City Councilwoman Brenda Burnettes son was arrested Friday for allegedly punching his mother in the face.
Solomon Burnette, 18, already faces armed-robbery charges filed in December by Duke University police. He was returned early Saturday to Durham County Jail, where he spent five days before Christmas on the earlier charges before a family friend posted bond.
His $400 bond on the new charge, a misdemeanor count of assault on a woman, is a fraction of the earlier $10,000 bond. Yet Burnette spent the weekend in jail and made a first court appearance on the charge Monday, after which he was returned to jail.
Brenda Burnette declined to discuss the incident, and few details were available elsewhere. According to a citation filed by Durham police, Solomon Burnette hit his mother on the face and head.
Hughes also represents Solomon Burnette on charges he robbed two Duke students at gunpoint near Markham Avenue and Berkeley Street on Nov. 30. The students identified Burnette from a photograph as one of two robbers mistakenly, Brenda Burnette has maintained. She has stood by her sons innocence on those charges, while saying that ``something needed to happen to get his attention about other questionable conduct.
Before his troubles began and before his mother was elected in November to the council Solomon Burnettes media exposure was as a gifted student whose science-fair project was highlighted in a conference in Washington, D.C.
Councilwomans son violates probation terms
Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
March 14, 2000
Author: JOHN STEVENSON The Herald-Sun
City Councilwoman Brenda Burnettes son admitted in court Monday that he had violated probation by testing positive for marijuana, disregarding curfews and failing to pay fines.
Solomon Burnette, 20, was sentenced to between 12 and 15 months in prison after he admitted the violations to Superior Court Judge Ron Stephens.
Burnette had been on probation for robbery and marijuana convictions.
NCCU’s continued association with and failure to take action against this individual will and should, by many, be considered nothing less than an endorsement of his attitude and a condonement of racial violence and intolerance.
In those cases, I think beauty was the factor more than race. A story is always more "interesting" to the public if the victim is beautiful.
Dog bites man = not news
Man bites dog = news
So the question is this: Is this crime an unusual occurance?
If yes, it should be covered. If no, it won’t be.
This explains why you continue to see "news" stories about cold cases such as Natalee Holloway or JonBenet Ramsey and are more likely to see pictorial coverage of black criminals than white ones.
First off, while I agree the preferred TV victim is a pretty white female, the preferred perp is and always will be a white male. The suggestion that blacks (per capita) are more likely to have their pictures shown is not true. It may be true on distinct numbers, but black men drawf all other races for being violent criminals. Thus it may be true on pure raw numbers, but that is not a real measurement of the bias, and this article disguises that fact.
Where are the black examples of David Westerfield, Peterson, and the others that had their mugs shown over and over again on TV? Contrast this with the "beltway snipers". Remember the obsession the media had with this case and stupid Moose Johnson on TV swearing that it was the work of whites, because we are allowed to profile them and even IGNORE obivous and blantant in-your-face evidence as long as we continue searching for a white perpetrator.
Now I ask, how many of us could pick the belt-way snipers out of a line-up? Could we pick out Westerfield, Peterson (name may be wrong, but I'll never forget his face) or Megan's law killer out of a lineup?
Never heard of this story before now bump.
The MSM is keeping this one really quiet.