Why Some Killings By Police Get Attention, Others Don’t

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Two African-American men, Philandro Castile and Alton Sterling, are well known because the nation saw their deaths at the hands of police on a video. Yet the same week they died, another black man, Delrawn Small, died from police gunshots, and he barely made the local news in New York City. William Drummond, who teaches journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, says, "The ones that editors and reporters immediately react to are the cases in which somebody gets . . .

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