Dog shot in face in Detroit sparks outpouring of help from around world

There are 2 comments on the The Detroit News story from Aug 20, 2012, titled Dog shot in face in Detroit sparks outpouring of help from around world. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Detroit -- A Labrador retriever shot along with his owner last weekend on the city's west side has sparked an outpouring of support from across the country and around the world.

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Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#1 Aug 20, 2012
So, in the description of the perpetrator, they include the color of his shirt, but not his face? That will make him easy to find. The dog is the innocent victim in this example of typical Detroiter behavior.
Martin

Miami, FL

#2 Aug 21, 2012
Faith wrote:
So, in the description of the perpetrator, they include the color of his shirt, but not his face? That will make him easy to find. The dog is the innocent victim in this example of typical Detroiter behavior.
Presumably the shooter is black based on the neighborhood. Still, you are absolutely correct that the media frequently leaves out race in the description when this can be the most important clue. Somebody somewhere believes they will be in trouble for reporting the truth.

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