News Comment #16: LAPD officer allegedly caught fondling corpse

An investigation is underway of a Los Angeles Police Department officer because his body camera allegedly caught him fondling a dead woman’s body.

The officer and his partner responded to the call of a possible dead body. The officers determined the woman was dead. As one officer went to the patrol car, the accused officer turned off his body-worn camera. Allegedly this is when the accused officer fondled the deceased woman’s breasts.

Even as the camera got turned off before the incident, it was captured by the two-minute buffer on the device.

The case has not been referred to the district attorney’s office yet, as the investigation continues.

The article is set up with describing the situation very brief and focuses more of the article on the investigation and people’s response to the accused officer. It ends the article with a statement of apology to the family of the dead woman.

Many sources and statements were used to express how people feel about the incident. Fondling of dead corpses is not allowed and disgusted upon. It is interesting that they kept the accused officers name of this article. Either way people will know who done it. Overall, interesting topic.

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News Comment #14: Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph apologizes for his role in helmet-swinging brawl

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback apologizes for his role in Thursday night’s in-game brawl.

Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, got into a brawl with Cleveland Browns opponent Myles Garrett. Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit him in the head with it.

The violent incident occurred towards the end of the Steelers’ 21-7 win over the host Cleveland Browns. The NFL hasn’t announced a punishment for Rudolph, however Garrett has been suspended for at least six games and so did two other players for less time.

Both the players did apologize for their actions. The article explores more into the fight and what happened.

The layout begins with the players apology. If the reader wants to continue, the article then goes into how the fight happened and finishes off Rudolph describing his actions in the fight. What is interesting about the article is that they lean towards the Steelers player side. The article comments about the Brown’s player but doesn’t include many statements from that player.

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News Comment #13: Newborn babies at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as Mister Rogers for Cardigan Day

A baby at the West Penn Hospital is dressed up in a red cardigan and tie to celebrate World Kindness Day and Cardigan Day in honor of Mister Rogers.a

New born babies are dressed up in cardigans and ties at Allegheny Health Network’s West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

In celebration of World Kindness Day, it is also to honor Pittsburgher Fred Rogers, “who modeled kindness and compassion to children,” said Stephanie Waite a spokesperson for the Allegheny Health Network.

The costumes were inspired by the iconic Mister Rogers, from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”.

The parents got to have photos of their kids in cardigans and keep the outfit.

This is an example of a feature story. The topic is about dressing babies up in outfits to match a famous character. It creates a happy mood and everyone loves babies. It is short and straight to the point. A reference to the Mister Rogers film is put in the end. A good way to promote the movie.

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News Comment Week #12: Krispy Kreme strikes deal with college kid who drives 250 miles to resell its doughnuts

Gonzalez filling his vehicle full of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Jayson Gonzalez, 21, has been traveling from Clive, Iowa and back to Minnesota to deliver Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Minnesota’s last Krispy Kreme store closed in 2008. Gonzalez came up with the idea, because he coaches a soccer tournament in Iowa, he could pick up the doughnuts and bring them back to the Minnesotans.

It all began with his post on the Facebook Marketplace to see if anyone would want some Krispy Kreme doughnuts. That began his business as he instantly received responses and soon created a Facebook page called Krispy Kreme Run Minnesota.

The page updates the followers on quantities and pickup locations. There are 5,000 followers to the page.

The money Gonzalez makes is used to help pay for his college education. However, Krispy Kreme got into contact with Gonzalez and made him shut down his operations.

Krispy Kreme appreciated Gonzalez’s work for bringing the love of their doughnuts to the customers, so they offered to help Gonzalez’s goal and made sure he will be debt-free when he graduates in 2021.

This is an example of a feature story. They go into detail behind Gonzalez and his reasoning for doing these deliveries. There are specific details to numbers based on the amount of followers, how many boxes he could deliver, and the pricing Gonzalez charged to his consumers. There is a happy tone to it in the end as Krispy Kreme will help support Gonzalez and his education. The story feels personal and enjoyable to read compared to typical news stories.

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News Comment #11: Record 176 people stung by stingrays at popular California beach in one day

**Embargo: Los Angeles, CA** A record number of swimmers were stung by stingrays on Saturday in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

People had to be cautious when stepping into the Huntington Beach waters in California as 176 people were stung by stingrays in only one day.

Warm weather means time at the beach for the people, but it also means low tide. And the low tide is where stingrays reside. It is a bad case when people step on the stingrays and get stung.

Lifeguards were caring for people stung by soaking their injuries in warm water. The article goes on describing more about stingrays and educated people are shuffling their feet when in the water to scare them away.

The formatting of the article begins with the amount of people stung by stingrays and goes on explaining why there were so many out at the beach that day. Majority of the quotes used in article begin with the statement before attributing the speaker.

In a broadcast view, the story would of after its comparison report of fewer people at the beach due to the colder weather.

Or to take the story in a different direction, jump right into the education of the of the stingrays and why they a lot of people that day.

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News Comment #10: Woman killed after stumbling across robbery while playing Pokemon Go, police say

Cayla Campos, a 21-year-old New Mexico woman, was playing Pokémon Go with her boyfriend when she was fatally shot from witnessing a robbery in progress.

Cayla Campos was killed while playing Pokemon Go with her boyfriend near Bianchetti Park in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Campos and her boyfriend were driving when they witnessed two armed robbers targeting someone in another vehicle.

Campus tried flee the scene but the suspects spotted her and fired shots. Campus got struck by gunfire and crashed the vehicle into a nearby home.

The story was received on abcnews. A video and written article discuss the incident by in different views.

Instantly, the leads are different. The video shows and image of Campos and begins with “This is Cayla Campos” and go on with what happened, identifying the location, and the robbers.

The lead in the article doesn’t state Campos’s name. They cover her age, where she is from, and the scenario that happened.

The length and content differ. The video is shorter and focuses more on the Pokémon game and how players have to be cautious as the article goes more in depth about who Campos was and uses quotes from friends and family.

The sources in the video are from random kids in the neighborhood who are aware of the incident and play Pokémon go. The article includes when regular player of the game and mostly Campos’s friends and family.

The video showed images of Campos. Pictures of the area of the shooting. The house that was damaged from Campos’ impact. Then switches to videos of kids on skateboards and people standing outside in the neighborhood.

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News Comment #8: New Jersey man arrested for what prosecutors call ‘reconnaissance’ of George Washington Bridge

Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City and Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Daniel Czerepak, 29, was arrested under the charges of forgery, theft and weapons by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was trying to gain access to a restricted entrance of the George Washington Bridge as mentioned on

The bridge connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island and Czerepak tried to gain access to the bridge by using a fake ID and posing as a Port Authority subcontractor.

A search was made on Czerepak’s home and five 30-round rifle magazines and one 15-round magazine was found. New Jersey law limits to 10 rounds of ammunition for the magazine capacity.

Czerepak pleaded not guilty to the third-degree weapons offenses and other related charges as found on

Police were called when Czerepak’s fake ID was recognized at the guarded access point on the bridge. This led to the search of his car and home and the founded ammunition.

The story’s lead was good as it gave a enough information as what is going on and made me curious enough to read more. The organization of the story starts with the arrest and the finding of magazine rounds. It moves on to the charges and his plead.

Clearly, CNN tried to find more information about the man and who he is but didn’t get as much, so they filled the next paragraphs with quotes. And then they finish off the story on how what went down that day when Czerepak showed up on that bridge.

I think I would of talked about what went down right away and then included the back story towards the end. Just to get the important information of what Czerepak was doing that day and how it went down to his arrest.

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News Comment #7:The first cannabis cafe in the United States opens

A rendering of the interior of the café.

Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café, will be the first cannabis café to open in the United States on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Eight cannabis consumption licenses were created in West Hollywood and Lowell Farms was the first to be granted the license out of 300 applicants.

Andrea Drummer is the head chef of Lowell Farms and has been trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles. She is known for creating THC- and CBD- infused cuisine. The current cannabis legislation does not allow dishes infused with cannabis. She does feature seasonal dishes complementary to the effects of THC.

A spokeswoman told CNN, “The restaurant will have a nightlife experience that will serve as a welcoming and safe environment for all to enjoy and learn about cannabis consumption.”

Guest will be able to smoke marijuana at the café in its many forms. There will be both, a smoking and non-smoking patio. The entire indoor space is designated smoking area.

The story includes quotes from the head chef and spokeswoman of Lowell Farms. The article uses exact quotes and paraphrasing. The head chef provided a back story to her expertise and training and what they would serve. The spokeswoman shared the exciting things to come for the restaurant and how it will be a welcoming place for those into cannabis. Both of the quotes give a positive outlook towards the upcoming business and more for the future.

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News Comment #6: FTC sues owner for allegedly conning people to pay for dating service

The Federal Trade Commission sued Match Group, an online dating giant, for using fake love interest ads on in which allegedly entices people to pay for their services.

Non-subscribers had a higher risk of seeing messages from potentially fraudulent accounts than the paying customers of This would encourage the non-subscribers to sign up for paid accounts because of the increased interest ads as claimed by the FTC.

Once the customers signed up, a “fraudulent communication” or interested profile is “unavailable” depending on the fraud review process.

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, stated on the con and pointing out that the services from dating websites shouldn’t be using the scams to make money.

The CEO Hesam Hosseini responded on this issue in a worded email that can be summarized into him stating the irrelevancy of the FTC claim.

Other FTC related allegations have been brought up, but as of currently the alleged deceptive business practices they questioned ceased by mid-2019.

Overall, this article used good quotes and paraphrasing. The obvious quote is from the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where they included what he said, and split it up so maybe we got the most important sentences. Another quote is from an email by the CEO of Match. They used the CEO’s words in relation to how he thinks this isn’t an issue and that Match is doing a fine and not creating fraudulent actions.

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News Comment #5: American fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

Bstroy, an American fashion brand, created a collection of school shooting-themed hoodies during New York Fashion Week started a wave of criticism on social media.

Brick Owens and Duey Catorze, created this collection of hoodies each featuring the title of schools that experienced deadly shootings in the United States. The schools are “Stoneman Douglas,” “Sandy Hook,” “Virginia Tech” and “Columbine.”

The photos can be seen on the brand’s and Owens’ Instagram account where they received many comments, especially from the survivors and relatives of the victims at the schools.

After receiving the negative reactions to the new look, Owen’s post, on his Instagram, emphasized the delicacy of life as well as the many possibilities it brings for the future.

The article brings up a controversial topic about using US tragedies as a way to grab attention in society. The article incorporates quotes from the commenters on Instagram. Although, no paraphrasing, as I could tell, was used; I incorporated my own paraphrase of Owen’s Instagram post at the end of the article as practice and to see what was the important point to gain from what he shared.

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