Reverse the races....

An arrest has been made in a horrifying crime, but thanks to races of the victim (white) and the perp (black), the national media are burying the story.  As David Paulin summed it up to me:

Black guy murders white guy (in front of white guy's 12-year-old daughter) because white guy's dog sniffed the black guy's pants while white guy was taking his daughter to buy ice cream. Imagine how the media would play this if it had been a white guy who shot a back guy in front of his daughter under similar circumstances.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

A Vallejo man has been arrested and charged with murdering a man in Hayward in 2009 after taking exception to one of the victim's dogs sniffing at his leg, authorities said Wednesday.

Dereak Turner, 24, shot and killed Thomas Cunningham, 38, outside a liquor store near Vermont and B streets about 10 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2009, police said. Cunningham had been walking home with his 13-year-old daughter after buying some ice cream.

The Chron provides both the mug shot and the police sketch done following the crime. It is a pretty good match.


Comparing this case to that of Trayvon Martin's death reveals a national media double standard when it comes to violence. It sickens me that, in the face of crime statistics revealing a vast disparity in the likelihood of a black being killed by a white, compared to a white being killed by a black, the media actively encourages a counterfactual public perception - that blacks are gunned down by whites more often.

An arrest has been made in a horrifying crime, but thanks to races of the victim (white) and the perp (black), the national media are burying the story.  As David Paulin summed it up to me:

Black guy murders white guy (in front of white guy's 12-year-old daughter) because white guy's dog sniffed the black guy's pants while white guy was taking his daughter to buy ice cream. Imagine how the media would play this if it had been a white guy who shot a back guy in front of his daughter under similar circumstances.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

A Vallejo man has been arrested and charged with murdering a man in Hayward in 2009 after taking exception to one of the victim's dogs sniffing at his leg, authorities said Wednesday.

Dereak Turner, 24, shot and killed Thomas Cunningham, 38, outside a liquor store near Vermont and B streets about 10 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2009, police said. Cunningham had been walking home with his 13-year-old daughter after buying some ice cream.

The Chron provides both the mug shot and the police sketch done following the crime. It is a pretty good match.


Comparing this case to that of Trayvon Martin's death reveals a national media double standard when it comes to violence. It sickens me that, in the face of crime statistics revealing a vast disparity in the likelihood of a black being killed by a white, compared to a white being killed by a black, the media actively encourages a counterfactual public perception - that blacks are gunned down by whites more often.

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