A Revere man named Richard Ortiz was killed by Boston Police in Dorchester over the weekend after stabbing a cop. Here was Boston 25 News reporter Jill Konopka’s initial take on it:
.@bostonpolice Sgt. John Boyle says he just left hospital after BPD officer was stabbed outside 22 Glendale St. early this morning. 2nd officer discharged firearm at that suspect, was was pronounced dead on scene. Police initially responded to call for screaming in area. pic.twitter.com/AdrqWGcriI
— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) May 14, 2022
After that she decided to speak with the victim’s friends and family, except to her the “victim” was the dead guy who stabbed a cop:
Oh good, I really wanted to know more about the life accomplishments of a deadbeat criminal who fucked around and found out. I’m sure his 4 kids were well taken care of and will split the trust fund he left them. Good thing Jill Konopka went out and found Angelina Colon so she could share pictures of him rocking the flat brimmed hat at her baby shower.
Boston 25 News was rightly bombarded with comments calling them out for glorifying a would be cop killer and ended up removing the story entirely, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. People should do this every time the media tries to commemorate a career shitbag who was justifiably killed by police officers in order to stir up racial tensions. Even Michelle Wu resisted the urge to make this incident all about the dirtbag.
I have been briefed on last night's tragic incident & will ensure transparency as the investigation develops.
I'm praying for a speedy recovery for the officers involved. My thoughts are with their loved ones & everyone impacted by the trauma of violence.
— Mayor Michelle Wu 吳弭 (@MayorWu) May 14, 2022
Her thoughts are most definitely not with the officer’s loved ones, who she’d fire in a heartbeat if they weren’t vaccinated.