This is the first newspaper article I’ve read that’s had the courage to call this for what it is - an extra judicial killing. I was horrified by this story - and even moreso by the internet trolls who rejoiced in this open fascism.
I’ve also been concerned by this VICE news freelance reporter who interviewed MFR. He was killed by the police about 2 hours after the interview and literally hundreds of internet trolls were thanking this so-called reporter for helping the police. The reporter himself, as far as I could see, expressed absolutely no remorse about MFR’s death, either.
Where are the journalistic ethics about protecting one’s source?
Plus, MFR himself said (during the interview) he was advised by attorneys not to do the interview. I mean, isn’t it like speaking to the police when you have the right to remain silent? There is a lot going on here, too, it seems, and in which case, the newspaper and journalist should not have released the interview, to begin with. Or waited to do it another time.
Lastly, a lot of these mainstream newspapers failed to report that the person MFR shot - and he said he shot him in self-defense - was armed with a bat, a kinfe, bear mace, a paint ball gun - and - a regular gun was found on his body, too, by police. In addition, he and his pal were previously engaged in threatening and assaulting Portlanders when they drove into the city, already in direct violation of a police directive to stay on the freeway - and immediately began assaulting people as they drove in, firing at them with these paint ball guns, and also beating a man up in the street because he was filming license plates.
Trump is horrendous, but the mainstream media that professes to hate him so (and on behalf of getting Biden in) backed up this police execution too. They didn’t take this on at all; they rather dropped the ball - and in order to support it. They refused to defend MFR’s right to due process, and those of us who have - have been virtually lynched online - left all alone by the mainstream press, for defending the Constitution of the United States and an American citizen’s right not to be assassinated by the police, and assassinated in cohorts with alleged “freelance journalists.”