What makes the news where you live? Is there a bias you can identify in what makes headlines and what is just ignored?
St. Louis area is known to be pretty damn racist, and one of the ways you can see this is gun violence is reported from North County and St Louis City, both of which are predominantly African American residents compared to other parts of the metro area.
So around 11pm last night, I’m in bed trying fall asleep. I hear 4 rapid gunshots, a pause, then about 5 more shots, a very brief pause, then 7 more shots. Definitely not fireworks. Also close enough that I was like huh any second I should hear police sirens. Any second. About 10 minutes later I fell asleep.
No mention on local news. Nothing. I find out from a local facebook group that yep, 16 shots fired, I know the apartment complex it happened at (close to my house), 5 police cars showed up, but we think no one actually got shot because no ambulances at the scene.
You hear stories constantly about shootouts and gunshots etc for the “dangerous” parts of St Louis, but crickets for the rest of it. Such bullshit.