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Ethical Issues For Reporter Pushing Fake Hate Crime

Jeff Katz
October 03, 2019 - 2:40 pm

In the aftermath of a fake hate crime in which 12-year-old Amari Allen claimed three white male classmates cut her dreadlocks, The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak says the reporter that first broke the story has a few ethical issues.

In his piece, Rosiak found that Mikea Turner, a reporter for Washington, D.C.'s CBS WUSA-9, spent the hours leading up to the report of this story advocating for a "natural" hair law that would make it a criminal offense to discriminate based on dreadlocks. Rosiak also found that Turner used the Allen family's claims as justification for such laws.

It was also discovered that Turner promoted "Still Natural," the Allen family's self-owned beauty company, on-air in September 2018.

Could this be trouble for this reporter?