A Cop Killed a Black Man–Then Things Got ‘Ugly’

23 September 2016 — FAIR

Protesters set fire to cargo (image: Joe Bruno/WSOC)

“Protesters are burning stuff from the trucks now”; to the New York Times, this is what “ugly” looks like. (image: Joe Bruno/WSOC)

From the New York Times (9/20/16):

About 16 police officers in Charlotte, N.C., were injured when a standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators turned ugly overnight after an officer fatally shot a black man on Tuesday afternoon.

Funny—some might say that the turn toward ugliness occurred in the afternoon, when a police officer fatally shot a black man.


Jim Naureckas is the editor of FAIR.org. You can follow him on Twitter at @JNaureckas.

You can send a message to the New York Times at letters@nytimes.com, or write to public editor Liz Spayd at public@nytimes.com (Twitter:@NYTimes or @SpaydL). Please remember that respectful communication is the most effective.

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