Thursday, May 03, 2012

Questions raised over Virginia newspaper's delay in report of attack on reporters

This two week cover-up is starting to draw some attention.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper of Norfolk, Va., waited two weeks before reporting that two white reporters were beaten by a group of young black men. And since the story came out, the city’s police department has defended its handling of the case.

Beating victim speaks out about attack:
Columnist Michelle Washington broke the news of the April 14 attack on reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami in the May 1 edition of the newspaper.
“Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim,” Washington wrote.
They told Washington that a responding police officer did not take witness names and told Rostami to shut up, and that the attackers were probably teenagers from nearby public housing. The officer gave them his card and told them to complete the report on the following Monday. article here

These racial stories are hidden all the time--Four Georgia men arrested for 'beating to death' ex-Marine who survived TWO tours of duty in Iraq 

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