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Regret the error: newspaper says police ‘desire to shoot minorities’

by | 10th, January 2015

The News-Enterprise, based in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, has sacked fired two staff members for a front-page story which erroneously quoted the Hardin County sheriff as saying that most police “have a desire to shoot minorities”:

“Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said those who go into the law enforcement profession typically do it because they have a desire to shoot minorities.”

 

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Editor Ben Sheroan says the quote is false.  He says the change might have been malicious or intended as a joke.

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No minorities were hurt in this error…



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