Friday, June 5, 2015

In Boston, Media Again Trash a Police Shooting Victim by Uncritically "Reporting" Police Accusations - The Intercept

In Boston, Media Again Trash a Police Shooting Victim by Uncritically "Reporting" Police Accusations - The InterceptIn the Boston area yesterday, the FBI and Boston Police Department (BPD) shot and killed a 26-year-old black Muslim man, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, after they stopped him at a bus stop at 7:00 a.m. in front of a CVS drug store in order to question him. Media reports originally claimed that Rahim wielded a “machete” after he was approached by the agents. But after photos emerged showing how laughable that description was, the weapon was changed in subsequent reports to a “military-style black knife” — not just any knife, but a black one.