Posted BY: Jeffrey Folks
“Police release images of suspects in Iverson Mall shooting.” As is often the case, the images were of athletic young black men wielding powerful weapons, firing at close range, apparently with intent to kill.
I often check the images of perpetrators, and often they tell me more than the accompanying story, which conceals the most important clue for apprehending the criminal. But often the images are not published with the initial reporting, especially if the perpetrator is black.
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Media wasted no time in posting photos of the Monterey Park presumed shooter, a 72-year-old Asian-American, and images of the accused killer of four in Moscow, Idaho, are widely available, perhaps overly available. But four recent shootings in Durham, N.C. have drawn no national coverage, and to my knowledge, no photos have been posted, not even of the victims (the perpetrators are at large).