Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Inconsistent Coverage

Inconsistent Coverage
by Claudia Alick



Hug a thug
Bang a gang
What’s in a name
You say
News say
Chicken or the Egg
No big deal what the fearless feel

Waco Tribune say
altercation
incident

CNN say
It’s melee
ruckus
fracas
brawl
fistfight
brouhaha
“issues”
trouble
chaos

New York Times say
chaos
shootout
fight
confrontation
problems


police says
“What happened here today”
police says
“gun fights”
melee
scuffles and disturbances
on the issue of related violence around the city
very dangerous, hostile criminal biker gangs
not motorcycle clubs

something akin to a war zone
turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery
a rival motorcycle gang fight
melee
absolute chaos
a situation like happened Sunday afternoon
9 dead 100 weapons

in Baltimore they say
in Cleveland they say
in LA they say
in New York they say
in Chicago they say
In Ferguson they say
In America they say
Riot
Protest
Looting
Unrest
Due to Legal
Illegal
Extra legal
Extrajudicial punishment
Accidental damage
To body to property
Broken windows
Broken spines
Injuries sustained
Police custody
Mass arrest
Property damage
Curfew
Silent
Accepting
Tolerant 
Police
Brutality
Police state
Police protection
Protect
serve
serve
serve
Unseemly
Uproar
Uprising
Polite
Disagreement
Murder
Rebellion
Violence
revolt
Savage
Thugs
Criminals
Outside agitators
Dehumanize
Pathologize
Working class
Poor
Lazy
Disenfranchised
Disaster
Tragedy
Mess
disgrace
Discrimination
Economic exploitation
Call attention
To seek revenge
protest
people gather together to show strong disapproval 
about something
riot
a situation in which a large group of people behave 
in a violent and uncontrolled way
They say
You say
We all say
Who can say
at this point
No say
A reaction to
Supremacy
Oppression
In America



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