5/13/2013

Big omission in media coverage of 19 injured in New Orleans Mother's Day Parade Shooting

I have been looking at the media coverage of the shooting on Fox News, USA TodayNew York Daily News, and others ignore a crucial part of the story: the shooting was likely gang warfare, most likely drug gang warfare.  As the Associated Press notes: "Police say gang turf wars often are the root cause." The surprise is that these other stories often relied on the AP report, but still left out this important fact.

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Blogger RJ said...

John,

Do you know of any statistic relating to what percentage of gun homicides are criminal-on-criminal incidents?

I thought I saw something that said about 2/3rd's or 66% of all firearm murders are gang-related or between felons or something along those lines but I can't seem to confirm it.

5/13/2013 5:45 AM  

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