When you consider this case, consider what the commenters on the post are angry about. Do they want to lynch Mohamed Noor because he is a Muslim? Well, there is sneaking suspicion that Noor shot a pajama clad yoga teacher because she was not wearing a burka, but that really is not the issue. Because shooting the lady was so utterly senseless, it is inevitable that people will speculate about Noor’s motive.
What infuriates the commenters is the news media, especially papers like The Washington Post. The news media readily stir up race issues when there is a white on black police shooting, but defend blacks, especially black Muslims, when the shooter is black. What excuses such blatantly racist reporting?
Now we learn that two to three shots were fired by the Somali police officer into the body of the pajama clad yoga teacher standing at the driver’s side window. The officers sure don’t seem upset in the audio report we have now do they? We find out that no Grand Jury will be impaneled. Anyone want to bet this gets buried?
The Medical Examiner labeled it murder. Why aren’t the people burning down the town?? The Washington Post of course gives the Officer a sympathetic article.
The Washington Post featured a sympathetic article on the Minneapolis, Minn. police officer who shot an Australian woman last weekend, a marked shift from their coverage on former officer Jeronimo Yanez.
The Tuesday article focuses on the Somali community fearing retribution because a Somali officer, Mohamed Noor, reportedly fatally shot a white Australian woman. The piece also emphasizes the praise that…
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