The original headline was “Buildings Matter, Too” an apparent reference to “Black Lives Matter” which has been the rallying cry of activists since the 2013 shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Protests have been occurring in cities across the country for several days in response to the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes, video of the incident showed. Some of the protests have become violent.
The Inquirer, which is the largest paper in Philadelphia, changed the headline of the controversial story and added an editor’s note saying the story was “inappropriate and we should not have printed it.” STORY