JDNews fails to retract article in Joshua Block trial after they posted “fake news” during trial
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After an article that was posted by the Jacksonville Daily News on their Facebook page early Tuesday evening, in which they referred to themselves as “real news”, News In Onslow had to be honest with them and inform them that they are, in fact, “fake news.”
Monday, December 18, 2017, after a week-long trial, 26-year-old MarineJoshua Aaron Block, was found not guilty on both the felony involuntary manslaughter and the felony passing a stopped school bus charges. Block, a Staff-Sergeant at New River, was acquited even after Onslow County DA, Jamie Askins presented evidence to prove that he hit and killed 16-year-old Dixon High School student David Palacio on March 27, 2016, while the school bus was stopped with its red light’s on and stop arms extended.
In Block’s testimony, he said that the red lights and stop arm were not out as he approached the bus but that he did see flashing yellow lights, which are indicative that a bus is about to stop and drivers need to be cautious. In fact, as a general rule in any driving situation, all yellow lights mean caution. Witnesses said that as David was hit, the bus stop arms started to come out, while the bus driver, Janie Lee, testified that she didn’t see Palacio or Block at the time of the accident.
The Jacksonville Daily News published an article on Block’s testimony during the trial in Onslow County Superior Court which was blatantly done to in order to taint his testimony and sway the juror’s decision comes that fateful Monday morning in December. However, despite the false report published by that “real news” agency, he was found not guilty.
In the article, the screenshot is below, you will clearly see where the JDN alleged that “Block testified he did not see the bus’s flashing lights at the time of the incident on Dawson Cabin Road.”
In Block’s testimony, he stated the opposite of what the outlet posted.
During cross-examination, Block’s attorney, Ed Bailey, confirmed the testimony with North Carolina Highway PatrolmanSean Springs and specifically asked him if Block had, in fact, told him that he saw flashing yellow lights, as he approached the bus. Trooper Springs replied, “Yes“.
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In the JDN’s desperate attempt to gain followers to make their agency appear more credible, they claimed that their “Reporters and editors are trained professionals who adhere to the highest standards of journalistic integrity.”
The simple fact that they posted an article with clearly false information had their employees done their jobs and FACT CHECKED prior to publishing seems to contradict the above statement and shows their obvious lack of integrity in local reporting.
Onslow County Schools under-fire by NAACP after refusing to address racial slurs at Richlands High School
Onslow County Schools are refusing to take action against a racial slur, which now has the NAACP involved.
Pender High School boys basketball team was visiting Richlands Monday, Feb. 12. when they discovered a racial slur painted in the visiting team’s locker room. A hopeful investigation is underway at Richlands High School into the racial slur being painted in the locker room. Onslow County Schools have yet to release a statement to the public regarding the racial slur, despite this incident being the third racial incident at Richlands High School.
Pender High School basketball coach Craig Wilson took to social media to express his concerns and frustration about the incident.
Wilson’s previous post read:
Million things going through my mind right now. We lost out tonight in conference tournament. I can live with that. We didn’t play well. But here’s what I can’t live with. On Saturday we played at Richlands high school. One of our kids on jv got into a fight on the court because a kid from Richlands called him a nigger and all hell broke loose. Tonight we get to the gym and they have us in the same locker room that we were in on Saturday. Written on the locker plain as day is NIGGER… I get the AD and he simply says let me get something and clean it off. Sorry, I didn’t know it was there. We also learn that this same high school got into a fight with our varsity football team for calling one of our players, yep you guessed it, a nigger… this is three racial slurs involving the same school.
Reverend Dante Murphy, President of The Pender County NAACP branch, said ” It is my sincere hope that the NCHSAA, the involved school systems, and other entities involved divert from the strong indicators of minimizing and covering up this issue and work transparently with the public.”
Murphy said in a Facebook post, that the Pender County NAACP “initiated a formal request to the NCHSAA that school officials at Richlands High School be investigated for the unacknowledged acts of racial hatred involving Richlands High School during sporting events. We are asking local NAACP branches, elected officials, and citizens across this state to join us in resolving these acts of evils.”
This recent incident makes the third time a racial slur has been used or published during Richlands High School sporting events, that Onslow County Schools and Richlands High School has refused to respond to the pattern of behavior.
Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.
Thousands of angry protesters in Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg gathered Saturday to demand immediate action by legislators. More demonstrations are planned across the country in the weeks ahead.
Organizers are calling for a 17-minute walkout by teachers and students on March 14. The Network for Public Education announced a day of walkouts, sit-ins and other events on school campuses on April 20. The date is the anniversary of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that left 12 students and one teacher dead.
Quick Facebook post report gets teen mental help, not arrest
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they were able to get mental help for a student who threatened to bring a BB gun to a high school so a police officer would kill him.
Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Detective E. W. Muse Jr. says the teen posted on Facebook earlier this month he wanted the officer at SouthWest Edgecombe High School to kill him.
Muse says the teen said he didn’t want to hurt students or teachers, so he was ordered to a hospital to get mental treatment and suspended from school for the rest of the year.
Muse told the Rocky Mount Telegram that the incident shows why it is so important for students and others to report any threats or strange behavior.
Information from: Rocky Mount Telegram, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com