From the Conservative Tribune: Protests and riots broke out in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal injury received while in police custody a couple of weeks ago.
The media has tried to portray Gray as a completely innocent individual, despite the fact he had a long history of run-ins with the police — though of course that doesn’t justify any alleged rough treatment that got him killed.
However, pointing out Gray’s lengthy criminal record, which is public record, just got a radio DJ in Pittsburgh suspended from his job.
DJ suspended posting Freddie Gray criminal record
WAMO host Mike Jax posted a picture of Gray’s criminal record to his Instagram account, along with the caption, “He was pretty busy before he was unjustly killed at the hands of Baltimore PD.”
The radio station announced that Jax was suspended on Wednesday in a statement from the general manager.
According to The Blaze, the general manager said, “We are dedicated to presenting journalistic integrity as well as being sensitive to our listeners and their concerns. WAMO 100 does not share the views or condone the comments expressed on a WAMO 100 personal social media page.”
Jax ultimately took down the post and has since issued an apology and clarification of the point he was originally trying to make.
“I’d like to apologize for my previous post. My intention was not to justify Freddie Gray’s death. It was to highlight that his arrest record DOES NOT justify his death. I’m sorry I was not more clear,” Jax wrote in a separate post to Instagram.
This is simply absurd. All this radio DJ did was share public information that had already been published and shared previously, and for that, his job now hangs in the balance.
Hopefully, common-sense will prevail, and this man will keep his job and be allowed back on the air.