The Associated Press is catching a barrage of criticism for its Tweet on Thursday about the conviction of a Dearborn Heights man who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old Detroiter.
The popular news wire changed the wording of a Tweet after people began to complain that the AP used its limited space to mention that Renisha McBride “showed up drunk on porch.”
Offended Twitter users mocked the Associated Press with the hashtag “#APHeadlines.”
Black people deny quality education to avoid troublesome student loan debt #APHeadlines
— Anearas (@Anearas) August 8, 2014
— NIGris Elba (@hosienation) August 7, 2014
"BREAKING: Black Man Jumps Face First In An Officers' Bullet; Bullet is OK." #APHeadlines
— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) August 7, 2014
Woman walking alone at night forces man to attack her by being outside. #APHeadlines
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 7, 2014
— Jary (@Jary798) April 4, 2013
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Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.