Near-Campus Shootings: Not As Newsworthy as Campus Shootings

My good friend Patrick Sudds forwarded me an email this morning about a violent crime near Eastern Michigan University that the media - at least right now - is ignoring.

Based on the email, we know that there is an undescribed gunman on the loose who shot an unidentified victim multiple times less than a mile away from the campus.  If you look at the above map, the approximate location of the incident is just north of Huron River Dr. on the other side of the river.

A little bit of digging uncovered that this same block where last night's incident occurred is also near where EMU football player Demarius Reed was shot and killed in 2013.

Interestingly enough, no media hysterics have broken out as of yet - mainly because there is nothing "newsworthy" about this garden variety shooting campus-adjacent.

Click "Read More" to see part of the email alert.

Reported Crime:  Felonious Assault – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of a shooting that occurred at approximately 2:35 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the 700 block of West Clark Road near LeForge Road. The victim, a male non-EMU student, was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate a suspect. Suspect description is under investigation. Please report any information regarding this incident to the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.
Isn't it amazing how a half-mile of arbitrary distance is the difference between a media whirlwind and radio silence?  Where are the gun control activists decrying the lack of public safety near Eastern Michigan University?

It is hypocrisy like this that drives people batty. Interest groups stay away from the ho-hum because that doesn't further "the cause".  Media declines to report the garden variety because it doesn't further their bottom line.  

Every life is supposed to matter - not just the ones that make the headlines.  
Share on Google Plus

About Gene Berardelli, Esq.

To learn more about the author, check out the "About Us" page. Behind Enemy Lines Radio is a national Award-Winning radio show / podcast broadcasting live out of the belly of the Democratic beast - "The People's Republic of" New York City that airs on multiple radio stations as part of the Talk America Radio Network. It is also an "Insider" column on Newsmax featuring show hosts Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo. The show is also available on multiple networks across the internet, with more being added regularly.


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Get Your Free Estimate