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news photographer's account of being attacked during St. Louis looting/riot.

 
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Aug 11, 2014 17:28 |  #1

http://www.poynter.org …-at-riots-this-is-my-job/ (external link)

Pretty sad when you have to get body armor to report in your own city.


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Aug 13, 2014 15:10 |  #2

I used to live in St Peters. My Facebook feed has blown up with pictures and posts from the riots. So very sad :(


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Aug 13, 2014 15:26 |  #3

Crazy. And very sad.

One of the morals in this story for me is don't take it personally when people ask you to work for free. This guy was out there risking his life and he got the same treatment.

Throughout the night, Carson got calls and emails from news stations asking if they could use his photos “for credit.” Or how about $75?

“No,” he told them and tweeted. “I’m a professional. The last time I checked, you can’t eat a credit.”

The money for his photos goes to his newsroom, but newspapers are struggling, Carson said, and “I don’t think newspapers should be subsidizing national TV news organizations.”

He doesn’t mind sharing his work with local TV stations. The sharing usually works both ways, he said. But this is his profession. It’s insulting to be asked, by people who are paid to do their jobs, for free work.


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Aug 14, 2014 06:29 |  #4

Used to live in the STL area, Ferguson Police were always a holes, at least the ones I got pulled over by. He was probably wearing the gear so he would't get shot by one of the Ferguson cops. They arrested several reporters who were just sitting in a mcdonalds recharging equipment and using the wi-fi. They need to fire the whole department and start over.


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Aug 14, 2014 07:23 |  #5

ralff wrote in post #17095375 (external link)
Used to live in the STL area, Ferguson Police were always a holes, at least the ones I got pulled over by. He was probably wearing the gear so he would't get shot by one of the Ferguson cops. They arrested several reporters who were just sitting in a mcdonalds recharging equipment and using the wi-fi. They need to fire the whole department and start over.

Sadly from what I've been reading that's true. I know a couple of cops and they'd never in a million years act the way those Ferguson cops have.




  
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Aug 14, 2014 08:13 as a reply to  @ groundloop's post |  #6

I know this doesn't apply to all cops, my father was a police officer and a nephew is an officer, but the culture of some departments is not alway to protect and serve. Ferguson has had a racist attitude since the 60's.


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Aug 14, 2014 09:54 |  #7

ralff wrote in post #17095551 (external link)
..... Ferguson has had a racist attitude since the 60's.

I just read that Anonymous posted photos that were on social media which showed a confederate flag hanging on the wall in the police chief's house. So yes, unfortunately your assertion seems very valid.

http://sandrarose.com …st-louis-chief-of-police/ (external link)




  
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Aug 18, 2014 08:51 as a reply to  @ groundloop's post |  #8

One black kid being killed by a white cop tis indeed sad, but what about all the black kids in Chicago being killed by other black kids each and every day? :(


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Aug 18, 2014 10:23 |  #9

chauncey wrote in post #17103093 (external link)
One black kid being killed by a white cop tis indeed sad, but what about all the black kids in Chicago being killed by other black kids each and every day? :(

It doesn't make the media outlets as much money so we don't hear about it.


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Aug 18, 2014 11:37 |  #10

EDIT:
Mistaken read on a post. My apologies.


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Aug 18, 2014 14:21 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #11

Let me preface this by saying that I have six adopted black children that have had the advantage of being raised in suburbia
by a white parent that has done his level best to eradicate the black inner city culture.

My belief system was recently reinforced by this video that went viral...https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=oTUqOBJsRdg (external link)
Ponder for a moment what the results might be if more folks like him were able to drive their message home. ;)


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