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

John Williams

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)

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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