pipedreams Posted July 26, 2021 Share Posted July 26, 2021 "2020 saw the largest one year spike in violence in 30 years and the city of Norfolk (VA) was no exception. One in twenty five residents are victimized and their crime is 61% higher than the national average. While we would suggest that this is why law enforcement exists, it seems that Norfolk and many others want a different path. One way is to simply stop reporting so much crime to the media. That is exactly what Norfolk has been doing for a year. Under the media policy, unless someone is critically hurt, they will no longer discuss police shootings with the media. If someone dies in any other way, the citizens will have to listen closely to a police scanner because the media has been shut out. Carissa Wheeler tells WAVY that there was a death less than a block from her home that she never found out about. “That scares me because there’s children that live in the street, there’s kids that live right across the street and right down the street that play in this neighborhood all the time,” Wheeler said. The media blackout even includes mass shootings. In March, four people were shot including a 17-year-old, but no one died so the media was left scrambling to put the details together. WAVY says that police released no information to them that night, and it took them several days to get any of the details." https://www.lawofficer.com/politicians-collude-with-the-media-to-hide-violent-crime-increases/ Unfortunately, the national media seems willing and able to help their political counterparts. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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