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 – THE BALTIMORE SUN

Given its performance in Baltimore, I am starting to wonder if maybe Fox News should only do opinion and stay away from covering challenging news stories like the one still playing out on the streets of Baltimore.

I know that might sound extreme, but in the volatile situation that is Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, you would think the last thing any reporter or producer would do is report any act of violence, particularly a police shooting, that it had not absolutely confirmed and vetted several different ways.

But that’s just what happened Monday afternoon with Fox News reporting that police shot a black man in the back as he was running from them. It was on Fox air, Fox Twitter accounts and Fox online.

Mike Tobin reported the shooting from Pennsylvania and W. North Avenues for the channel. But what he thought he saw appears to have never happened.

“We screwed up,” anchor Shepard Smith said after police tweeted and explained that a man who was running from police threw a gun to the ground. Baltimore police said no shots were fired by law enforcement officers.

The weapon apparently discharged and the man then fell down. Police say they took the man in an ambulance to a hospital for observation.

“Mike Tobin thought he saw somebody get shot,” Smith told viewers. “… And what we have here is nothing.”

Now, you might think we should at least give Smith and Fox News credit for a fast, clean correction.

“On behalf of  Mike Tobin and the rest of our crew there, and the rest of us at Fox News, I’m sorry for the error and glad we were able to correct it quickly,”  Smith told viewers.

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We put up a post yesterday about a man who was allegedly shot in the back in Baltimore, FOX broke the news “As he was running away the officer drew his weapon fired and struck the individual running way”. Couldn’t be more precise, are FOX deliberately stirring the situation in Baltimore, there are counter claims to this incident.

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Misreport of Man Shot by Police Raises Tensions at Site of Baltimore Riots

BY WILLIAM J. GORTA
A confusing encounter between police and a man in Baltimore almost led to more unrest Monday in the city that has been on edge following weeks of police brutality protests that at times have turned violent.

But a man initially reported to be shot by police — near the site of last week’s riot — actually dropped his own gun, causing it to discharge, officials said.

The man was uninjured and and no officers fired at him, said Baltimore police Lt. Col. L. Melvin Russell at a hastily called news conference near the site of the incident at Pennsylvania and West North avenues.

Russell said police security cameras saw a man walking with a handgun, but when officers approached him, he fled.

The handgun fell and it fired one round accidentally, Russell said. No one was hit.

Police called for an ambulance and paramedics examined the yet-to-be-named suspect.

Tensions rose in the neighborhood as reports swirled that the man had been shot by police. Police began to pull back from the intersection later in the afternoon.

The unrest began after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Six officers were indicted in relation to his death.

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Jumping the Gun: Fox News falsely reports that Baltimore police shot protester in the back

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Fox News’ Shep Smith offers sincere apology for his network’s error
SCOTT ERIC KAUFMAN

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Conflicting reports after gun fired in Baltimore, tensions at site of protests

Tensions are high in the North West of Baltimore following a gun shot. Eyewitnesses say police fired at a man. Officers claim it was the man’s gun that fired when he dropped it.

Reports surfaced at around 2:45 ET that a man was shot close to the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues near the epicenter of where protests have erupted in the days since the arrest and death last month of Freddie Gray, a young black man.

A commander with the Baltimore Police Department at the scene told a journalist with the Baltimore Sun that authorities were trying to arrest an armed man when that person’s gun fell and went off.

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Conflicting reports on gun incident in Baltimore

DEVELOPING: Conflicting reports about a police chase that may have involved gunfire roiled Baltimore Monday, just a week after riots rocked the city.

Initial reports, including from a Fox News Channel crew on the scene, said a man had been shot, but police then said a gun dropped by a man running from police went off, and that no one was hit by a bullet. Earlier, Baltimore Police tweeted the man was shot “multiple times,” but police later said no one had been shot. The first report may have referred to a separate incident.

Police said the man’s gun had fired when it fell during the chase. The witness, however, said she saw no weapon.

Police reportedly used pepper spray on the crowd after the shooting.

Last Friday, six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death of Gray, 25, who died April 19, one week after being injured while in police custody.

Gray’s death touched off rioting, that culminated in the torching of 15 buildings and more than 100 cars one week ago.

The death of Gray led prosecutors to charge one police officer with murder, three with manslaughter and two with assault in the death of Gray, who a prosecutor said suffered a broken neck last month when he was left shackled at the feet and lying face down in a police van by officers who ignored his pleas as they made their rounds. Gray suffered a broken neck, apparently while riding in the back of the Baltimore police van.

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A man was shot reportedly by the police during daytime protests in Baltimore on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened at 2:45 p.m. ET close to the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues in Baltimore near the epicenter of where protests have occurred in the days since the arrest and death last month of Freddie Gray, a young black man.

It was not immediate clear who had fired, but eyewitnesses at the scene and a reporter for Fox News said that it was an officer-involved shooting.

RT’s Manual Rapalo reported from the scene that authorities were quick to clear the scene by discharging pepper-spray as a crowd gathered. Fox captured paramedics rushing the man away and onto an ambulance.

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WATCH FOOTAGE POLICE SHOOT MAN IN BACK AND MACE CROWD

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Reliable intel from the ground has confirmed that Baltimore protesters will break curfew this evening and stand their ground. Be sure to watch the live stream of on the ground coverage of this as it happens in real time. WATCH LIVE HERE: https://youtu.be/RpkcOOWOTeU

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This looks like one of the multitude of predictive video’s we watched way back. Lets take five to digest that this is actually happening NOW.

The fire from Baltimore has licked New York, and today we find Police tape surrounding the Whitehouse complex.

Be aware of the proliferation of false flags coming towards us like a string of Bunting.

DD


As we said, watch this fire spread!



Baltimore was an accident waiting to happen, today has seen violence in excess, however we haven’t seen a Jade Helm response yet. Personally I would have thought that with all the military presence they would have been over this like a rash, but we’re only seeing what I would call a limited response by the Police as yet with ‘several arrests’.

Is this the catalyst that will spark the revolution? At the risk of becoming unpopular the Cop at 1:25 gives some quality advice “The people you want to hear are hearing it, but this stand-off? that happened an hour ago ain’t gonna work, you’re gonna lose the people you’re trying to catch the attention of”. As much as there is a percentage of the Police who shoot from the hip there are a percentage who try to do a good fair job, shame they can’t all have the intelligence and foresight of this guy.

DD.

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