But I thought cops were here to protect us/Missing white woman syndrome

June 24, 2007 at 11:15 am (missing white women, Police Brutality, Politics)

victim.jpgFor those of you who don’t know, we’ve dealt with another missing person’s case. This young woman, Jessie Davis had been missing for over a week before turning up dead. Sad part is that she was 9 months pregnant, and all signs point to her unborn’s father, a BLACK COP being the killer. The dirty son of a bitch was ‘pretending’ to look for her the whole time. Of course as many whites and bougouise African Americans/Hispanics will tell you, police officers are next to gods and can do no wrong. Fortunately since this guy’s black and because of the heinousness of his actions, no one is gonna be stupid enough to defend him this time. My heart goes out to the victim and her family.

However, something else is going on about this that bothers me, and it’s the same thing that irks me every time a woman goes missing. Less than a week before Jessie’s disappearance’s, two men, James Carter of Toledo and Gregory Earl Zentgraf of Flat Rock Michigan went missing in two separate incidents in Lake Erie. They were both found dead soon after. However, unless you read the Toledo Blade, this is probably the first time you’ve heard about these two, whereas Jessie has been all over nearly every major news network. It’s not the time it’s happened, and it won’t be the last time. You can go to any news website and find about Lori Hacking, Laci Peterson, and Natalie Holloway. But what about Marion Fye, Phylicia Moore, Stepha Henry, Joe Shadden, or Ulio West? Why do they don’t warrant as much media coverage?

Is it racism or sexism? Why does it seem like when white females go missing, the media coverage is so sensationalized, but when non-white females or men go missing, they barely make any coverage at all? Most media sites will tell you that they don’t have the time and resources to devote to every missing person. If this is the case, then why not dedicate as much coverage to as many missing people as possible, instead of just one or two people of the same demographic?

This is a tragedy no less. There is no worse nightmare for any family to go through than a missing relative, which is why we need to devote as much attention to every missing person, regardless or race, gender, age, social status, looks, etc.

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  1. opit said,

    The cops are to track down perpetrators of crime. There is no crystal ball to tell the future.

  2. jacknifedakilla said,

    Dude, you totally missed the point. My who point was that it was a cop who killed her, not that it was the police’s job to prevent crime.

  3. opit said,

    Are you familiar with PDST as it applies to combat vets ?
    It’s a poorly-kept secret that police suffer from this as an occupational hazard. The stats on cops and spousal abuse are through the roof. There is no cure.
    This just goes over a thin edge of restraint. It’s part of the price paid for keeping the world from degenerating into complete savagery.
    That’s to do with police. The media are every bit as likely to spend quality time looking at carnage – and I am not aware of oversight on their behavior. That doesn’ t explain why equal effort isn’t spent on individuals – although I can’t see any way they are not affected -unless callousness ( burnout ) and their own prejudice or perceptions affect the tale. One would have to wonder what policies of editorial preference are in play.
    Not an answer – but I hope to have helped with the question.

  4. matt said,

    man news sites are fuckin stupid it’s like put missin people reportes instead all that celebrity shit cuz that anit news bro

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