Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley: Is a Tweet promoting looting a crime?

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Pedestrians walk and bike across Randolph Street, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, a few blocks east of the raised Randolph Street bridge over the Chicago river after overnight vandalism in Chicago. Chicago’s police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left several officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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University of Minnesota Media Ethics Professor Jane Kirtley joins John Williams to explain why the social media instigation to loot Monday in downtown Chicago classifies as incitement and is a crime. Plus, Jane suggests a question for John to ask State’s Attorney Kim Foxx later in the show.

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