TV anchor Wendy Bell made some troubling comments on the shooting:
“They are young black men, likely teens or in their early 20s.
They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested.”
The statement was posted and deleted on her Facebook. She has been fired. Hearst TV told AP:
“WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy’s recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company’s ethics and journalistic standards.”
Bell apologized for the “insenstive” comments but disagrees with the station for letting her go.
“It makes me sick. What matters is what’s going on in America, and it is the death of black people in this country.”