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Jill Krop Resign from Global BC

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On Tuesday November 1st, 2016, British Columbians watched in horror as news broke of a stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, a tragic event which claimed the life of 13-year-old student Letisha Reimer, and injuring another.

As if that wasn't disturbing enough, video soon surfaced thereafter of the stabbing. While most media outlets refrained from sharing the video out of respect for the families and at the request of the Abbotsford Police, Global BC chose to blatantly disrespect those wishes by both airing the horrific video on their evening news in addition to publishing it on their website. Jill Krop, news Director for Global BC, spoke out to CKNW's Linda Steele and Drex on the station's decision to air the video, citing "public interest," "sensitivity" and "journalistic principles." However, there is absolutely no way to justify the publication of that video, and by choosing to air the video Jill Krop and the rest of the staff at Global BC are re-victimizing those directly affected by Tuesday's incident.

As such, we have created this petition calling for Jill Krop to immediately resign from Global BC.


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