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'NOT THE LESSON HERE': AP Ignores Killer's Illegal Status in Laken Riley Story, Makes Story About Dangers of Jogging

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.26.24

The writer of an AP News report on the horrific murder of Georgia college nursing student Laken Riley decided to focus on the dangers of jogging instead of highlighting the fact that the killer was in the country illegally and was caught and released twice.

From Fox News:

The AP published an article on the murder on Saturday without referencing Ibarra’s immigration or criminal record and instead focused on how Riley was murdered while jogging by herself.

“Riley’s death has once again put the spotlight on the dangers female runners face. Previously, the 2018 death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts while out jogging prompted an outpouring from other women who shared their tales of being harassed and followed,” the article read.

Several social media users called out this angle for focusing only on “female runners” and referring to Ibarra as an “Athens resident” rather than noting Tibbetts was killed by an illegal immigrant, and another is suspected in the murder of Riley. A separate AP report on Saturday mentioned the police didn’t know the suspects immigration status yet, but it wasn’t updated as of Sunday evening.

“Pretty sure that’s not the lesson here,” The Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller commented.

In a longer post, Outkick columnist Mary Katharine Ham wrote, “Hi, female athlete here. I ran this exact trail every single week of my college career. I guess I could have been snuffed out before I graduated, had a career, family, and the professionals at the AP would lie about the suspect bc it fits a preferred narrative.”

She continued, “Ibarra is not merely an ‘Athens resident,’ and Laken Riley and every other student was put in danger by not enforcing laws and allowing a man arrested 3x after crossing the border to hang out and work on campus. He had to escalate to alleged murder to be held and/or risk deportation. Good policies. Good work. This story even cites the 2018 murder of Mollie Tibbetts in IA as a reason solo female runners should be worried, *also without noting her killer was an illegal immigrant.* Just stop lying!”

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