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STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL OPINION
The Texas Police News seldom, if ever, offers its opinion on news stories but in the case of the Fort Worth police officer recently placed on administrative duties after a video was made public of his arrests of a woman and her daughter, we felt an opinion is warranted.
Our disgust is not about the arrest itself because like everyone else in the public we only know what we saw in a few seconds of a video clip which in many cases was edited by the various television stations.
Our disgust is with what Houston TV station KHOU, a CBS station, did relative to the story. KHOU ran a public survey asking its viewers to call in with their opinions and offered them three ways to comment. The survey asked the question like this:
Who Do You Think Was At Fault In This Incident?
The results of the survey was an overwhelming number, about 61% said they thought the officer was at fault.
Our disgust first is how KHOU felt this survey would contribute anything to society in the first place. Second, who were these people that responded to the survey. Since the two women who were arrested were black women, what percentage of the responders to the survey were black people? Third, what percentage of the responders were criminals, ex-convicts, anti-police, BLM sympathizers.
Overall, the Texas Police News believes the entire notion of a television station, or any media for that matter, conduct a survey in this matter was a hip shot to take advantage of the situation in their effort to grab ratings. KHOU rated number three in recent ratings after KPRC which was first, KTRK was second, then KHOU third.
For a station which advertises itself as 'Houstons Team' it apparently does not include police officers as part of that team.
Breck Porter, Editor
Texas Police News