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Follow-up story on officer-involved shooting fell short

Posted 11/24/19

Re: “McAllister’s family waits for answers,” front page, Thursday:

I am astounded that The Wilson Times has not allowed the investigation to follow an unbiased path. Speculation as to what …

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Follow-up story on officer-involved shooting fell short

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Re: “McAllister’s family waits for answers,” front page, Thursday:

I am astounded that The Wilson Times has not allowed the investigation to follow an unbiased path. Speculation as to what happened does not help the investigations or the family to heal. I would suggest that The Wilson Times is pouring gas on the fire, just like other media has done in the past, to sensationalize a sad story.

Media is quick to try push hate, lies and false rumors in hopes to sell their stories. This man’s family doesn’t have a clue what happened or why, yet they cannot wait to question why DMV officers were involved. This is the Times’ fault for wanting a story, true or not. Report the news, not conjecture. Trials are not tried in the media!

I hope The Wilson Times does not turn into a “trash rag” that causes riots and community problems as other biased media has done!

Ashley E. Robbins Jr.

Elm City

Editor’s Note: Speaking with family members about loved ones whose lives are lost in shootings is common practice. The Times does not publish rumors and Thursday’s story did not contain any. The Times stands by its reporting.

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