Hot on the heels of learning that New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that he’s taking precautions after two of his officers were killed over the weekend by shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, we’ve learned that one FOX affiliate TV station edited a news story to make it appear as if demonstrators, who are protesting police brutality and racial disparities in community policing around the country, are calling for police to be shot.
Liberal and independent political and commentary website politicususa.com says that Baltimore news station Fox45 ran a story on Sunday night that contained deceptively edited footage captured at a recent protest in Washington, D.C. to suggest to its audience that protesters were chanting “kill a cop.” Gawker took a look at the footage the following day and found through original C-Span video that the station did cut off a protest chant which misinterpreted the message.
The station edited the footage to appear as if the protest’s chant leader said:
#We won’t stop. We can’t stop. ‘Til (you) kill (a) cop!”
They cut the tape at the word “cop.”
That Baltimore resident, Twanda Jones, actually said this in the chant:
“We won’t stop. We can’t stop. ‘Til killer cops, are in cell blocks!”
See the Fox45 edited video below and the real unedited video following:
(unedited chant…though the poster manipulated the video post labeling it as “Sharpton’s ‘Go Kill A Cop’ March in Wash DC” )
Commissioner Bratton told “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday that the NYPD is taking all threats seriously while continuing to investigate the killing of two of their own and the shooter because the department has received a number of new threats since Saturday’s tragedy. Many are fanning the flames and manipulating the intention and point of the protests around the nation and are blaming the protests and dissatisfied black and brown people in the nation for the deaths of these officers despite protest leaders such as social movement #BlackLivesMatter and the Rev. Al Sharpton denouncing and condemning the killings of the police officers.
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