NYT: Names But Not Races Of Two Super Bowl Parade Shooters Released
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In Kansas City, two more bad dudes have now been arrested in the Super Bowl parade mass shooting that killed one (so far) and wounded about two dozen. This is in addition to the two juveniles arrested earlier whose identity is being kept secret. The new arrestees are 18 and 23, so their names have been released, and a local TV news station has a picture of one of them:

… Mays, who was among those wounded in the shooting, fell after being shot, and authorities found a gun in blood at the location.

A live round was in the chamber of the gun.

A computer check revealed the gun to be stolen out of Kansas City, Missouri.

The argument began when two groups of people grew agitated over the belief that people in the other group were staring at them, according to affidavits from police.

Surveillance video shows Mays and someone with him aggressively approached the other group, police say.

The video showed Mays was the first to begin shooting despite being surrounded by crowds of people, including children, according to one of the affidavits.

Mays told detectives “he hesitated shooting because he knew there were kids there,” according to the affidavit. He told investigators he began firing after someone in the other group said, “I’m going to get you,” which he took to mean they would try to kill him.

He said he chose a random person from the other group to shoot at as that person was running away, the affidavit says.

But running a picture of one of the Super Bowl parade shooters is the kind of thing a local if-it-bleeds-it-leads news operation would do. In contrast, the august New York Times news section has determined that Mr. Mays’ photo is not fit to print

2 Men Charged With Murder in Kansas City Super Bowl Rally Shooting

By Julie Bosman and Kevin Draper
Kevin Draper reported from Kansas City, Mo.

Feb. 20, 2024
Updated 6:48 p.m. ET

Especially not fit to print is the race of any of the gunmen.

Nor did the Washington Post print the pictures or the races of Mays and Miller. But I did like this part:

On Friday, when detectives asked Mays why he had taken out a firearm during the argument, he responded with: “Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting,” according to a probable cause statement.

“I shouldn’t have done that,” Mays continued. “Just being stupid.”

[Commment at Unz.com]

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