Monday, April 28, 2014

Diversitopia, Seattle: Fatal Shooting is Neighborhood’s Third in a Week; As in Chicago, Victims and Suspects are All Nameless, Faceless, and Raceless

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks for this article to reader-researcher “W,” who remarks,

As with reportage in Chicago, the Seattle media refrains from mentioning names. Just more “gun violence.”

Fatal shooting is Seattle neighborhood's third in a week | The Today File | Seattle Times
April 26, 2014 at 9:49 A.M.
Fatal shooting is Seattle neighborhood’s third in a week
Posted by Alexa Vaughn and Coral Garnick
The Seattle Times

A [nameless] 36-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in Seattle’s Leschi [Central] neighborhood, a day after another man was fatally shot in the same area.

This is the third deadly shooting in the Leschi and Central Area neighborhoods this week. Police say they don’t know if the shootings are related and they are not ruling out gang activity.

“Without knowing who the suspect is and what the motivation is, it is hard to say there is a connection,” Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said. “We are not ruling anything out…especially when you have two shootings two blocks from each other.”

Seattle police say officers responded to 28th Avenue South and South Charles Street just before 11 p.m. Friday, after receiving several reports of shots fired. When officers arrived, the man was lying in the street and not breathing, according to police. Officers administered CPR until medics arrived. The man died at Harborview Medical Center.

Police said [black] witnesses told them several vehicles left the area after the shooting, but no one gave a description of the suspect. Police ask anyone with more information to call 911.

The shooting comes after a [nameless] 20-year-old man was killed Thursday around 7 p.m., two blocks north of Friday night’s killing. On April 19, a [nameless] 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the Central Area near East Union Street and 22nd Avenue around 2:30 a.m..

The evening before the Central Area homicide, gang detectives responded to reports of shots fired near 23rd Avenue and East Union Street around 7:30 p.m. Officers arrested an [nameless, raceless] 18-year-old man, after they discovered he had a handgun and several warrants out for his arrest. The man was booked into King County Jail on multiple charges, according to police.


The PDK Herald/Crier Project said...

They are only nameless, faceless and raceless because we whites are supposed to be clueless, geesch!

Jay Santos said...

Seattle police web site is also rather secretive about names, as in they don't use them. If they don't use names they sure won't be needing race.

The reporting approach mirrors that of Chicago and other cities. I think the idea is that if names remain unknown, then it's that much more difficult to prove the extent to which they are wildly manipulating these crime states. The media and the Garry McCarthy types are working together.