Sunday, November 15, 2020

KANSAS CITY MEDIA STRUGGLE TO SHARE SUSPECT INFO AFTER YOUNG GIRL SHOT!!!

A year of protest, social unrest and political upheaval has transformed local crime reporting.

To wit . . .

MOST KANSAS CITY NEWS STATIONS DECLINED TO SHARE SUSPECT DEETS AFTER THE TRAGIC SHOOTING OF A YOUNG GIRL THIS WEEKEND!!!

Earlier this year Channel 41 promised to "drastically curtail" the use of mugshots from their coverage

Here's their reasoning . . .

"The use of mugshots often has a disproportionate impact on the impoverished, specifically those who can’t afford legal representation, and communities of color, often serving to perpetuate racial stereotypes."

Meanwhile, the shooting of a young girl who was then dropped off at a Wal-Mart resonated across the nation.

There was a bit of confusion in the initial reporting but police helped verify deets for reporters.

Strangely, the info didn't have the "reach" that a story like this would typically garner. 

To be fair, one local news station isn't highlighting suspect deets but does offer dramatic footage of the gun fight . . . 

Shooting of 9-year-old girl caught on business' surveillance camera

Nevertheless . . . We sent a few messages out and here's what we've heard back from newsie insiders regarding the important omission . . . Check the word from a trusted newsie currently working on this story . . .

"There is a real risk of turning away a lot of viewers with mugshots. A few complaints can cost somebody without a lot of seniority their job. For most of the new people it's not worth it. Mugshots are now in disfavor and that saves reporters a great deal of hassle. Stories shouldn't depend on them. Most of the time they're just filler but when it's important, you'll see them."

And so, as may TKC readers previously pointed out, the recent shooting of a youngster didn't merit mugshot attention or suspect description for most stations except one. 

Take a look . . .

KMBC: Police searching for persons of interest in shooting of juvenile in Independence

Deets . . .

Police originally reported the child was 5. They have since learned she is 9 years old. "Police released photos of all four subjects. All four individuals are considered armed and dangerous. The group was last seen driving in a black Dodge Durango with Missouri license plate . . .

Again, most viewers aren't going to go searching for crime suspects so description isn't always an essential detail . . . Still, the selection of visuals remains an important aspect of local crime reporting that continues to "evolve" and encounter debate amid a turbulent 2020.

Developing . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't underestimate how many people watch newcasts and could help police.

Keeping the suspect description secret isn't telling the whole story.

Jameson said...

Every mug shot should also show that one of Nick Nolte for context.

Everybody has bad days.

Anonymous said...

Mugshots aren't reporting. For once, thanks for offering a real perspective not just the "woke" garbage. People should expect journalists to do more than blog.

Anonymous said...

When people do bad things the public needs to see who they are and be warned that they could be walking beside us.

Anonymous said...

I guess Black lives do not matter to these people. And they are black.

Anonymous said...

Who didn’t see this coming, the murderous blacks have a get out of jail free card with mayor mckneely and Petersucker.

It’s so bad with these two clowns they refuse to talk about.

Anonymous said...

^^^ stupid. Get a new tune. She won reelection but you're still a loser.

Anonymous said...

^^^ stupid. Get a new tune. She won reelection but you're still a loser.

No dummy, we all are the losers with murderous blacks and dumbasses like you who voted for petersucker. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

I’m Black and is there any surprise that other Black people shot and killed another kid? Not in Kansas City. There is an whole, entire family that knows these rascals, knew they behaved badly and they did absolutely nothing to prevent this senseless violence. There are several Black families that know these folks - they are sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, mothers and fathers. It gets seriously tiring to see this level of violence day after day and for what? Somebody called you ugly? And killing somebody needlessly didn’t prove them wrong.

Anonymous said...

"...often serving to perpetuate racial stereotypes." If nine out of ten mug shots are of blacks, they're not racial stereotypes, they are racial truths.

Anonymous said...


But yet they always blame the police.

Anonymous said...

BLM
BLM
BLM
BLM
BLM
LOL

Anonymous said...

How can anyone give a shit with thesr stupid bastards and their hyped sensitivity. What a joke

Anonymous said...

The mugshots were unnecessary because everyone already knew what race they were.

Anonymous said...

So this is a sign that US / KC media has truly crapped in their own Wheaties. Sell the ads and make promises. Hope you put that political ad money back because now they are telling your journalists how to "properly" do their job. In my opinion we are worse of than the government running the media, at least every 4 years we can oust them.

Those photos of the killings result in a large number of killers being ratted on by relatives, neighbors and ex-girlfriends. The killers now knowing you are resisting posting their photos only emboldens them. 200 here we come as now some of their blood will be on your hands.

YOU MUST READ WHAT THIS GUY said...


Cowards.
Cave into the relatively small but loud Marxist victim-mongers,
instead of familiarizing the 'hood with who is threatening them,
so they can identify and purge them.

I'll feel sorry for them regardless. Doesn't change one fact:
You deserve the leadership you voted for.

But you don't deserve the "leadership" you didn't vote for: MSM.
You can't vote them out.

Bandit said...

Isn't that interesting? The perps are lily white as usual. Nothing more to see here. 😏🍿

Anonymous said...

Should be MANDATORY to post photos of the culprits when they run these stories.
Black, white, purple - call them out.
Undoubtedly however there will be a common denominator.
Can't and shouldn't deny it or attempt to conceal it.

Anonymous said...

No surprises here. Hopefully the community will do the right thing and turn these lowlifes in. Anyone who shoots a kid deserves prison.

Anonymous said...

Every day, B L M proves how little their lives mean to B L M. Just a Terrorist organization supported by terrorists. It's ok to tell your wife you have an opinion other than the lay down and get fucked in the ass feminized male with no balls that most males have now.

Anonymous said...

The sun grows it, the dark kills it. Funny how dat works.