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Student Newspaper Posts Vulgar Racist Ferguson Remarks

2014-10-29 21.37.36

 

(Cover of Missouri State University Student Newspaper)

Recently, I had somewhat of a debate on a FaceBook post regarding the media and sensationalized headlines.  My statement was that there needs to be more responsible and professional journalism.  There was a comment made on my post that my statement was an oxymoron because there is no such thing as “professional journalism” anymore. The respondent further explained that media outlets are thriving off of controversy and sensationalized headlines.  My counterreaction to that statement was that these outlets are thriving because society as a whole is giving them the ratings.  After all, ratings are gained by those who watch, right?

With that being said (and as a proponent of free speech), where do we as bloggers, writers, journalists and so on – where and when do we draw the line?

I could actually sit here and dissect the headline, the article, the writer, the university and write a dissertation but frankly, I’m just too darn tired and disappointed.

I advise you to read the full article before stating your opinion.  That article can be viewed here 

Another Senseless Police Shooting? #MikeBrown

[Updated Aug 10:]

Watched live stream of press conference this morning.  Here are some details:

Officer (name not released) that shot Mike Brown has been in department for 6 years.  Officer will be thoroughly interviewed today.

Confirmed – Mike Brown was unarmed.

Statement made at press conference that apparently there was an altercation and Brown attempted to get officer’s weapon while in car.

Here are my thoughts and questions:

First of all, there was no mention/confirmation of Brown stealing from a store as earlier news headlines/stories suggested.

Second, IF there was indeed an altercation, was there video or any witness to this alleged altercation?

Most importantly – WHY was Brown apprehended/detained in a police vehicle in the first place?

I need answers!

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Please stay tunes for updates as more details are available

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A shooting in Ferguson has tensions riding high between residents and police in north St. Louis County.

Saturday afternoon a police involved shooting occurred at the Cansfield Green apartment complex in the 2900 block of Canfield.

Police say an officer from the Ferguson Police Department was involved in shooting at the apartment complex that left a teenager dead.

At the request of the Ferguson Police Department the St. Louis County Crimes Against Person Unit is taking over the investigation of the shooting.

Witnesses to the shooting say the person shot was a 17-year-old teenager who was walking in the middle of a street with a friend.

The police officer involved in the shooting has been put on paid administrative leave.

A spokesperson for St. Louis County Police says a perimeter was set-up around the apartment complex after gun fire was heard in the area.

In response to Saturday’s shooting the St. Louis County NAACP has launched an investigation into the events surrounding the death of a man in a police involved shooting in Ferguson. The NAACP has also asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to intervene in the investigation.

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