How a Local DC News Station Normalized Hate and Murder With a Single Tweet

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While many families across the country are celebrating this year’s graduating class of 2017, Richard Collins III’s family is in the midst of planning his funeral after he was killed, authorities say, by Sean Urbanski, a man who loved killing deer and loved the Baltimore Ravens.

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Collins was set to graduate this week from Bowie State University and seemingly had everything going for him, until he crossed paths with Urbanski on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. The encounter left Collins dead after, authorities say, he was stabbed by Urbanksi, who, according to WUSA9, was a junior varsity basketball player in high school.

WUSA9, which refers to itself as the Washington, D.C., area’s No. 1 news source, is just like many mainstream news outlets when it comes to normalizing hate and trying to paint a pretty picture of white murder suspects.

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In its article, not once did the news outlet mention the victim’s name or the crime Urbanski is charged with committing. But it did a remarkable job of writing about how great Urbanksi seems on paper, and how well-rounded he seemed to friends. And, of course, Urbanski didn’t have a racist bone in his body, even though he was a member of a white supremacist Facebook group.

If you’re not familiar with the neighborhood of Severna Park, Md., let me just explain to you: It’s very white. And the District 5 council member, Michael Peroutka, was on the board of the League of the South, a known hate group.

But none of that is relevant, apparently, because Urbanski grew up in a “in a well-kept ranch-style home a few blocks from his high school.”

None of this should be shocking.

When white people commit murders, their story includes details about them being loners or being liked by everyone. And they’re even taken to Burger King after they’ve killed a church filled with people.

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As a black person, you better have lived a squeaky-clean life, whether you’re the victim or the assailant. “Luckily” for Collins, his life was about as squeaky clean as it could get. Too bad it was cut short by a racist POS who likes killing deer (and maybe black people, too).

Oh, by the way ... WUSA9 issued an apology:

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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Bring Back Duckman!

Totally disgusting double standards. The mass media is quick to say a colored person (male or female) was “going crazy”, and when it’s a White guy, they try to pick at some positive aspect about him. And it’s NOT a new thing at all, as I watch that Decades show, and those old newscasts did it for serial killers!