Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station | Reuters
Those evil right wing pundits stirring up all this hate must have turned one of their own to walking into a police station and opening fire right? Oh wait,A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police station on Sunday, wounding four police officers, including a commander, before the attacker was shot and killed, Police Chief Ralph Godbee said.
I guess it's pretty hard to pin a 35 year old black male as a Beck fan or a Palin supporter or a daily listener of Rush Limbaugh. But what I find interesting in the reporting of this story is that most articles I ran across fail to mention that the shooter is a 35 year-old black male. Further proof that political correctness is running amok. No mention of the shooters age or race in any of these articles from liberal media sources. Even the FOX News story failed to mention this (although it is a posting of the AP story).Police said they have identified the shooter, but would only publicly say that he was a 35-year-old black male.
Nation & World | Man walks into Detroit precinct, shoots 4 cops | Seattle Times Newspaper
4 cops shot in Detroit precinct; gunman killed | detnews.com | The Detroit News (states it was a 38 year old man)
Man opens fire in Detroit police station, injuring 4 cops - NYPOST.com
Gunman wounds four police officers in US | TwoCircles.net
Four officers wounded in shooting at Detroit police precinct - WAVE 3 News - Louisville, Kentucky
The Associated Press: Police: 4 Detroit police officers shot at precinct
Gunman shot after US police station rampage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Shotgun-toting man shoots 4 cops in assault on Detroit precinct
4 Detroit Police Officers Shot; Gunman Dead - Detroit Local News Story - WDIV Detroit
Four Detroit police officers shot inside Northwest District precinct headquarters
4 Detroit Police Officers Shot at Precinct, Cops Say - FoxNews.com
I'm curious if this had been a 35 (or 38 as has also been reported) year-old white male that had done this if there would be a rush by the media to pin this on conservative pundits? I wonder if there would have been a rush to label the shooter as a right-wing nutcase? I guess we'll never know. Bottom line - political correctness has gone entirely too far. When we have AMBER Alerts that go out and fail to mention the race of the accused individual who took the child, does it really do much good when looking for the abductor? Is the abductor white, black, hispanic, muslim, etc...? It would be nice to know if I can eliminate a possible suspect immediately because his proper description was posted in the alert itself.
Now before the usual suspects start calling me a racost for pointing out that the shooter was black, it has nothing at all to do with his skin color. It has everything to do with the fact that the news failed to deliver the news. It has everything to do with the news media having a double standard when it comes to reporting the news. The media jumped to invalid conclusions as soon as the shooting happened in Tucson. Had the shooter been white in this case, I would bet that they would have done the same thing here.
And to cover all the bases here, I'm sure the anti-gun crowd will make a statement about how evil guns are and how they should be banned. The criminals (such as this stupid ****er who decided to go on a shooting rampage in a police station of all places) will get guns whether they are banned or not. Taking away the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from the criminals (again, who can get a gun any time they want to) is not a legitimate answer, nor is it Constitutional.