Rather than fairly presenting both sides of a still-developing story, an early Post and Courier article on the Walter Scott murder tries and convicts the victim rather than the shooter. Knapp’s piece is rife with manipulative compositional strategies designed to sway the reader in Officer Slager’s favor. Join us in calling on The Post and Courier to issue an apology for publishing this harmful article. More »
There is an epidemic of racial bias, police violence, and a lack of accountability in our country's police forces. Thousands have been killed. Millions more have been sucked into the criminal justice system by racially-biased practices. More »
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ColorOfChange's new report, NOT TO BE TRUSTED: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in NYC, reveals a shocking pattern; every major network affiliate in New York City -- WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW/FOX5 -- is disproportionately focusing their crime reporting on Black suspects, and inaccurately exaggerating the proportion of Black people involved in crime.
This dangerous crime coverage puts Black communities at great risk by feeding the ugly stereotypes that shape the implicit or explicit biases of their audiences, leading to discriminatory hiring practices, biased treatment in courtrooms, and the kinds of brutal treatment by police that took the lives of unarmed Black people like Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Akai Gurley. More »