Media Influence On Gun Violence

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Controversy abounds in American households from politics to personal preferences. Abortion has two distinct sides: pro-life and pro-choice. You either think it is completely wrong for the baby to be killed or you think it is acceptable depending on the circumstances of the situation. Another issue is, should the government raise taxes on the rich or not? Which side is correct? I do not think the government should raise taxes on the rich because they should not have to pay for the people who are just plain lazy. On the other hand, granted there are people who really cannot work, but the majority of people are lazy and choose not to work. I think the media does shape our society in the way gun violence is portrayed, what stories about border control are shared, and how racism is viewed.
Media shapes the way gun violence is portrayed. I remember on the 21st day of August in 2006 there was a shooting on the
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The Ferguson shooting happened in August 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The incident involved was a white police officer named Darren Wilson, who shot a black eighteen year old, Michael Brown, who was unarmed. According to “usatoday.com”, a myth stated is, “Wilson stopped Brown because he was a suspect in a robbery.” This statement is incorrect, the truth is, “Wilson did not know Brown was a suspect in a strong-arm robbery that happened moments before the shooting. Wilson stopped Brown and his friend for walking in the middle of the street. Police say Brown struggled with Wilson in the car, then reached for Wilson’s weapon. Brown’s family and some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.” The response to the Ferguson shooting was uproarious. After a candlelight vigil, people started riots shouting, “We are Michael Brown,” near the site of the shooting, according to the article named “Ferguson Shooting Aftermath” on “The Washington Post.” This story is not directly related to racism,

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