This Summer "Operation Triple Beam" served as a massive effort for Feds to crack down on a deadly crime wave which has pushed this town's murder rate to near record breaking levels.
A recent activist missive doesn't mention deadly chaos on local streets but does look at the arrest effort from a social justice perspective and, rightly, reminds readers of Constitutional protections that basically boil down to: "Innocent until proven guilty" -- A sentiment that local news doesn't always have time to stress.
"Crime reporters would do well to wait until people have actually stood trial—much less been found guilty of anything—before stating their criminal status as a certainty, or rushing to characterize mass arrests as taking down sprawling and dangerous conspiracies. Police claims are just that: claims, not statements of undisputed fact to be repeated without qualification or skepticism."
Read the post in its entirety:
The public's is often significantly out of alignment with the reality. This is caused, in part, by frequently sensationalist, decontextualized media coverage. Media Frame seeks to critique journalism on issues of policing and prisons, challenge the standard media formulas for crime coverage, and push media to radically rethink how they inform the public on matters of public safety.
You decide . . .