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Recent events have led many to check into the social media history of Des Moines Register reporters. The Register used its platform to dig into the social media history of Carson King after King helped raise more than $1 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
Register reporter Aaron Calvin found a couple of retweets that the paper said were offensive jokes from a TV show. But Calvin has his own social media history that isn’t pretty.
Tyler Davis serves as the Des Moines Register’s public safety reporter. Clearly police work falls into that public safety category.
But on Twitter Davis has a history of criticizing the police.
“Truth is there’s too many bad cops and the system sucks.”
He criticized the “cop culture.”
He added cops, Congress and prosecutors can’t be expected to handle situations right because they have no idea what it means to be black and poor.
Davis also said the fact that “white people can’t help where they from…doesn’t eliminate the privilege.”
And Davis has the token tweets criticizing Trump supporters.
All this animosity toward cops, which Aaron Calvin shared with a few social media posts, but reports indicate the Register hired an off-duty police officer to provide security in their building.