The STAR posted the following story on their Website about this rape:
Reading this- you MIGHT get the impression rapes are a fairly-rare occurrance in Metro Kansas City.
Working the weekend overnights as I do- a couple of reported "sexual assaults" are NOT uncommon just in the two Kansas Citys.
I see the difference though- THIS rape The STAR reported on happened in a predominately WHITE part of the Northland.
The majority of rapes that I hear are in THE INNER CITY.
I guess THOSE rapes aren't newsworthy since they occur in that part of town- NOT Zona Rosa- The Plaza- Power & Light District- Johnson County KS- etc.- etc.- etc..
Racist news coverage?
Could be- but be aware too- The STAR doesn't have ANYONE on overnights down there and apparently- the police don't mention them when the reporter calls in for the overnight activity report the next morning.