David Silva Beating Case in Bakersfield Attracting National Media Attention

May 17, 2013
12:19 PM

As expected, the alleged beating death of David Silva has started getting the attention of the national media. Here is a local report out of Bakersfield:

According to the local report, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said, “What we’re finding most of those, from what we can track, are from outside of Kern County, which is what I would expect. There are things that you have a right to say and we accept that, and there are some things you can’t say and we certainly aren’t ignoring that.”


The local report also said the following:

The controversial arrest of David Silva has received national attention. News organizations across the country have picked up the story. Some people who don’t live in the area have taken out their frustrations by threatening Kern County employees.

The confiscated cell phone videos have people talking on national news outlets, talk radio, blogs and in newspapers.

Some have reported misinformation. CNN told its viewers Bakersfield Police was accused of beating Silva to death.

“Of course it puts Kern County in a bad light, but I think everybody is curious to see if power is abused in any way,” said Samantha Burke.