REPORT: Newspaper’s call for minority curfew sparks outrage
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RANCHO MURIETA (CBS13) — Inside the pages of the small, weekly Rancho Murieta newspaper the River Valley Times, the sentence generating big backlash is an opinion piece written in response to the police shooting of Stephon Clark.
It reads, “police have to be careful not to overact and you black men might be better off at home after a certain hour.”
The line is drawing a swift reaction.
Marcia Courson is the woman who wrote the controversial column. While she did not respond to requests for comment, her publisher, Dave Herburger, said in a phone interview: “We don’t condone the notion of a minority curfew.”
The Sacramento Bee reports that according to the latest census data, 89 percent of residents who live in Rancho Murieta are white, while one percent are black.
Local Columnist Suggests Curfew for Black Men after Stephon Clark Shooting https://t.co/RxmOe13kxu
— FOX40 News (@FOX40) April 14, 2018
Some examples of the social media outrage may be read below.
Guessing the person who wrote this – – – “police have to be careful not to overact and you black men might be better off at home after a certain hour.” – – was not using their brain at the time. Really?! WTH?!https://t.co/UkdwjsyCYE
— Rhonda (@Mom15411th) April 15, 2018
This is unacceptable, indefensible racism. https://t.co/DYBHUEOdSI
— thenewsjunkie (@thenewsjunkie) April 15, 2018
Oh my! It reads, ‘police have to be careful not to overact and you black men might be better off at home after a certain hour’ https://t.co/KztkIClme0
— KEVIN BULLARD (@KEVINBULLARD) April 15, 2018
Wow, she should have never even typed that smh..come on people we’re trying to move forward not backwards!!!
— gina (@mzvj) April 14, 2018
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