CBS Omits White Woman, Lists Only Blacks Killed by Minneapolis Police

July 31st, 2018 3:59 PM

On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Vladimir Duthiers put on display the latest example of how the dominant liberal media are fixated on the narrative that when police officers shoot and kill suspects, it is primarily blacks who are affected, in spite of statistics finding that there are about twice as many whites as blacks killed by police each year.

In a report detailing the recent shooting death of Thurman Blevins by Minneapolis police, Duthiers omitted Justine Damond, a white woman, from the list of those killed in recent years by Minneapolis police, even though she was killed more recently than Jamar Clark or Philando Castile, who were killed in 2015 and 2016, and she was unarmed.


Additionally, Duthiers wrongly described Castile as "unarmed" even though the fact that he informed the police officer that he had a gun and concealed carry permit before being shot was a major part of the story of his tragic death.

After recalling for viewers that police confronted Blevins after reports of a man firing a gun into the air, leading to a chase in which he appeared to point a gun at cops before they shot him, the CBS correspondent then moved to noting the recent history of controversial police shootings in the city.

Duthiers: "The Minneapolis community is still grappling with recent deadly shootings of unarmed black men Philando Castile and Jamar Clark. No officers were found guilty in either incident."

He did not mention the shooting death of Justine Damond -- also known as Justine Ruszczyk -- in July 2017 by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, after she had made a 911 call requesting police assistance, even though it was more recent than the other two shootings.

Notably, last March, when it was announced that former Officer Noor was being charged in her death, only CNN's early morning Early Start show bothered to update viewers on the case, giving it just a couple of briefs.