“A duck appears to glide calmly across the water, while beneath the surface it frantically, relentlessly paddles.”
Once you’re convicted by the court of public opinion, you might as well wear a death warrant on your forehead.
The role of the newspaper, whether covering a university, the government, business, a community, noted figures or all of the above, is to present the news as it is.
A black, unarmed protester with his hands in the what would go on to be the chant of the “movement” (along with “I can’t breathe!”), “Hands up, don’t shoot!
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Wilson already decided to use deadly force when he fired the first shot in the SUV and then fired more shots as he gave chase to Brown.
“The story right now goes: You’ve got ALS, have it for a little while, a long while, but either way, the end is always the same. ALS always wins.”
The only matter of fact that needs uncovering is whether Officer Darren Wilson was legally justified under Missouri law to shoot Michael Brown the six times that he did. That’s it.