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1/n On January 18, 2016, 26-year-old Daniel Shaver was gunned down in the hallway of a Laquinta hotel as he sobbingly begged police not to shoot him (see here for the bodycam video cbsnews.com/news/mesa-poli…). On July 6, 2016, 32-year-old Philando Castile was...
2/n shot by police during a traffic stop. Daniel was white, Philando was black. Daniel received mentions in 44 total newspaper articles, Philando drew mentions in 5,572
3/3 Daniel was mentioned in 4 NYT articles, Philando was mentioned in 365.
4/4 In sum, white men shot dead at the hands of police don't generate enough 'clicks' to be worth covering.
5/5 Oh, btw, the officer in the Shaver case was acquitted of all charges. And not a single protest ensued...
6/6 (continued): These two were killed only weeks apart. One received mentions in 74 articles, while the other was covered in 4,274. Guess their races.
7/n (continued again): Several people have cried bullshit on the grounds that videos of the Noble and Shaver incidents weren't immediately released or broadcasted in real time (which presumably explains why they received less coverage).
8/n One person said he'd 'wait' for me to provide the data for a more comparable case, such as that of Alfred Olango--a refugee from Uganda who was shot after his e-cig was confused for a gun en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_…. Very well, here you have it: Olango, in fact, received more...
...mentions than even Noble and Shaver *combined*.
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