From: Mitchell Day [Email him]
"Several far-right blogs featured sensational headlines that blamed the officer’s ethnicity for the deadly use of force."[After Minneapolis officer in police shooting is named, Somali community braces for backlash, Washington Post, July 18, 2017]Just like the MSM blames white officers' ethnicity when they shoot black suspects. Of course they also include all white people in their blaming under the concept of collective guilt. So it's a two-way street. If all whites are guilty to whatever degree in the killing of Michael Brown then all Somalis (as well as all blacks) are guilty in the killing of Justine Damond. Right?
See previous letters from Mitchell Day.
James Fulford writes: I assume that one of the far-right blogs was us, starting with me, specifically—I wrote Somali Cop Shoots Australian Woman In Minneapolis, saying
This seems to be the kind of reckless incompetence you would expect, if you put a Somali in police uniform and give him a gun. We know that Minnesota has Somalis because of refugee resettlement, but why does it have Somali police officers?This is a perfect example of the AP Stylebook approach to reporting on race. As I've been reporting for years, the AP Stylebook says that
Race: Identification by race is pertinent: