Re: “No charges for officer who killed 18-year-old” (TNT, 5-20).
The emphasis in this three-paragraph story seems to be on the fact that the man was yet another black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer in St. Louis, Missouri.
Not until the very last lines of the article do we learn that VonDerrit Myers Jr. was armed and that the officer shot “in self-defense after Myers first fired at him.”
A more accurate headline would have been: “No charges for officer who killed armed man.”
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I see bias in this reporting because the most important reason for this death is listed at the end, almost as a minor postscript.