In the wake of domestic insurgency police have been shooting several people in New Orleans. The Baltimore Sun as well as every newspaper in the nation are covering these stories:
Rescue teams scour New Orleans
Rescue teams searched house to house yesterday for those still living in New Orleans, as the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary estimated that Hurricane Katrina and the flood that followed killed thousands. Violence claimed additional victims when the city police shot and killed five or six people who opened fire on contractors working for the Army Corps of Engineers to repair the main levee breach that flooded much of the city.
Published on Monday, September 5, 2005
© 2005 The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun also reports on local issues, such as the following:
Expletives, targets on garments said to have potential to incite violence
By Gus G. Sentementes
Originally published September 7, 2005
T-shirts that Baltimore police union officials worry might incite violence against officers are showing up in a West Baltimore neighborhood after last week’s fatal shooting by police of a man wanted in an armed robbery.
The shirts come in at least three styles and at least two colors, black and white. One shirt says: R.I.P. Rocky [Expletive] the police.” Another shirt has a rendering of a Baltimore police patch covered with red crosshairs and a target.
What the Baltimore Sun did not report on was the police shooting of an unarmed man who was wearing one of these T-shirts. The young man was reportedly shot because his cellphone resembled a gun. What the Baltimore Sun did not also report on was whether the two very adamantly upset officers who hand delivered the T-shirts to the Baltimore Sun, had anything to do with the slaying of an innocent man. Guess that’s not newsworthy.
But, but but, wait it gets worse!
“It causes us great concern because the inference we get is there are people advocating the murder of police officers,” said Fred Roussey, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
“If someone’s wearing this shirt and they make an aggressive move toward a police officer, that could run into a deadly force situation,” Roussey said.
So boys and girls, if you wear this shirt the police are going to kill you, get away with it, and the media isn’t going to cover it.