Cop kills baby-HOAX


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This story is a hoax. I am usually very good at spotting these hoaxes and not providing links to them, but this time they got me. Thanks to Caryl and Wodun for letting me know.

Horrible: A baby is killed by a NYPD cop because he didn’t want her mother to breastfeed.

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8 comments

  • geoffc

    Oh no! Mush mouth better hurry home from Missouri and start stirring up riots in NYC. After all, if he is not here to start the rioting, people might let normal justice handle the issue, and we know that is never acceptable to him.

  • geoffc

    Oh wait, the mom and baby were not black, so mush mouth won’t be interested, racist that he is.

  • wodun

    Fake story. This was supposed to be satire.

    http://nationalreport.net/national-report-publisher-allen-montgomery-responds/

    “This past Thursday, National Report published a story titled “NYPD Officer Kills Baby Following Breastfeeding Argument” and a follow up titled “NYPD Cop Who Killed Baby Cleared Of All Charges”. The response from the story has been overwhelming and, for the most part, extremely negative. The story exploded on social media, was shared on Facebook over a million times and led to countless death threats against members of the NR family. I would like to take a moment to respond to the critics…

    1. Satire is not required to be humorous, nor was this particular post meant to be funny. Police brutality is a very real and very serious issue. If you are looking for safe, neatly packaged laughs, then please continue reading the Onion as your only source of satire. If you are suggesting that every site that publishes fictional news have a pop-up that requires you to acknowledge the fact that what you are about to read may or may not be true, then you will need to look elsewhere for that as well. As a reminder, the most famous piece of satire in the English language, A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, chose the killing and eating of children to highlight social injustice precisely because it was deplorable.”

    This isn’t satire, this is slander.

  • Story corrected. Thank for letting me know.

    I am usually very good at spotting these hoaxes. This time they got me.

  • Craig Beasley

    On forums I frequent, we are disturbed by the stories coming from ‘National Report’. The seriousness with which they “report” their fiction and the obvious intention to connect to hot-button issues gives their work a somewhat sinister flavor, in my opinion. It’s like they are tailor-made to sow doubt about news stories in general, to create a fog of uncertainty.

  • What this particular hoax and its believability tell me is that the reputation of the police has been seriously damaged by their own actions in recent years. I was ready to believe this story, which means it is actually conceivable to me and others that a cop could abuse a nursing mother because she didn’t obey his orders.

    The actions of the police in Ferguson is not really helping their cause, even though I completely oppose the rioting and find it despicable.

  • wodun

    Hoaxes like this are irresponsible and are certainly not satire.

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