young black men growing up without fathers.
Unfortunately, no one in the news media has the courage to touch that subject.
The above words resulted in the suspension of a New Jersey news reporter.
At issue was the slaying of a 26-year-old policeman who was ambushed Sunday morning when he and a partner responded to a reported robbery.
Sean Bergin, who is a contract reporter for News 12 -- (732)-346-3333 firstname.lastname@example.org -- said his assignments were cut to one-per-week. In addition Bergin was suspended for one day without pay.
From our source we read:
A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won't return.
Sean Bergin said he was suspended from News 12 New Jersey without pay on Monday and with pay on Tuesday. Bergin, a contracted employee, said the station told him that his assignments would be cut to one a week and he declined to remain in the position.
Bergin's report, which aired Sunday, featured the widow of a black man who police say shot a rookie Jersey City police officer to death and who was then killed by officers responding to the shooting.
The widow, Angelique Campbell, told Bergin that Lawrence Campbell should have killed more officers, but she later apologized.
Bergin said in his report that the underlying cause of an anti-police mentality is young black men growing up without fathers.
'It's important to shine a light on this anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America's inner cities,' Bergin said after airing the widow's comments and showing a memorial for her husband. "The underlying cause of all of this, of course, young black men growing up without fathers."
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