This episode of CBS’s FBI shows a public shooting at a quinceañera (a celebration of a Latino girl’s fifteenth birthday) at a restaurant (S3 E4 Jan 24, 2021). A white supremacist did the shooting. The aggrieved father whose wife and daughter have just been murdered relates a conversation that he had with his wife about her concerns that the US is more violent than Mexico. He now regrets that he had told her that was absurd.
— Mexico has a murder rate that is six times higher than the rate in the US. The notion that the US is more dangerous than Mexico is indeed “absurd.”
— TV shows over and over show a white supremacist angle to mass public shootings, but that is not even remotely close to being the case (see here and here).
— Finally, this show has the murderer firing 13 shots in 11 seconds. That is much faster than you see in attacks. In a study by Gary Kleck, none of the 23 mass public shootings that he examines has shoots being fired that quickly.
Other examples from this current season include:
CBS’s Bull (Season 5): E6, January 18 2021
CBS’s FBI Most Wanted (Season 2): E4 January 19, 2021, E5 January 26, 2021.
CBS’ Coyote (Season 1): E2 January 7, 2021 and E5 January 7, 2021
CBS’ SWAT (Season 4): E7 Jan 13, 2021
CBS Magnum PI (Season 3): E3 Dec 11 2020
CBS Magnum PI (Season 3): E2 Dec 11 2020
CBS The FBI (Season 3): E1 Nov 17 2020, E4 Jan 24, 2021