Reader: Why does the media only cover the police when they do something bad?

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Yesterday's post about a dog shot by a police officer generated a lot of comments, much of it negative toward law enforcement.

But one reader's take represented a notable exception -- and was critical of the media in general, and Westword in particular, for the way cop news is covered.

Heather McCubbin Johnson writes:

Maybe all the couch quarterbacks should strap on some Kevlar and a badge and try being a cop for a day. Yes there are some bad apples, there are in EVERY profession, unfortunately that is all the media covers. Hey Westword, why don't you cover the great things these heroes do! You won't even have to work hard to find a million examples. Most cops dread pulling their gun for any reason. I thank God they are willing to do the job that they do. I know I sleep better. I am thankful for our police, military, firemen and EMT's.

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CloudGang
CloudGang

police officers do not prevent crime!

police officers are responders.

police officers respond after crimes are commited.

Snitches tell police the dirt then police take the credit for the know.

crime is down but officer killings are up.....last I checked anyway. 

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

Media is a business. Most don't have a liberal bias or a conservative bias, they have a sensationalist bias because it sells.

Welcome to capitalist America my friend, would you like a tour?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Simple . 

Law enforcement have become the U.S.'s 'New Improved, NIGGERS' !!!

Celebrated for their ignorant, racial, hatred !

Fucking LIARS & BULLIES !!!  

I make a guess at around AT LEAST,  %75 - %80,  

fitting my description !

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