Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Kansas City Newsies Debate Mugshots

As the most "woke" of all Kansas City news stations, last week we noted the KSHB canceled mugshots. Today local progressive public radio didn't so much question the decision as applaud the move toward more socially conscious news coverage. 

Meanwhile, don't let the headline mislead . . . Stations with better ratings haven't made any pretense about using the mugshots provided by local authorities despite thoughtful complaints about the consequences public shaming via the media.

Check the KCMO newsie navel-gazing:

Why Some Kansas City Newsrooms Are Changing The Way They Use Mug Shots

Mug shots often carry an implication of guilt prior to sentencing, and have disproportionately affected communities of color and lower income.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha, can't show a dark skinned person in any negative light. Even though they commit most of the violent crimes. 2020 is the year of blaming everyone besides the person responsible. Weird

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^

Well weird, I agree with you on this one 100%.

Anonymous said...

You need to shut the Fuck up since you were one of the bloodthirsty perverts shrieking for mass murder during the insane invasion of Iraq.

Anonymous said...

^^go sell crazy elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

I am a victim of a crime every day. Every day I have to live in this city. The accused is none other than Quinton "Q-Ball" Lucas.

Anonymous said...

Blacks
Lack
Maturity and accountability, avoid them.

Anonymous said...

We must protect the fragile feelings of the perpetual victims in our community, even when they commit violent crime.

Anonymous said...

Not a big deal. Everyone generally knows what the criminals look like. Even the good boys just straightening out their lives and dint do nuffin.

Anonymous said...

Doesn’t KSHB have a flaming homosexual doing weather?

Anonymous said...

KSHB IS WOKE BROADCASTING

Every day they're following a formula of:
Divisive RACIAL news, in which Blacks are portrayed as forever victims.
Anti-law enforcement news, in which police are portrayed as the bad guys.
Weather
Chiefs
Pro-Biden/Democrats and Anti-Trump/Republicans
Rinse
Repeat

Bandit said...

Without mugshots who the hell are you supposed to be looing for?

Retro ROCKER said...

Mug shots scare the tourist away. You Google Kansas City and all the mug shots show up. No Tax dollars. The Central Missouri tourist stop at Lee's Summit and Eastern Jackson County. Better entertainment and less DRAMA.

Anonymous said...

Next, they will refuse to identify the perp. Turns out not that many white guys are named D'Quan.