A CNN iReport that mistook a fraternity hand sign Missouri Patrol Captain Ron Johnson made for him being a gang member has been taken down.
The Washington Post reports the iReport suggested Johnson was making hand signals members of the group the Bloods use (shown below).
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The sign is actually the greeting for the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, which Johnson belongs to.
“iReport is a social network for news. A small number of user submissions are approved for use on air and online,” a CNN spokesman tells TVNewser. “The iReport in question had not been vetted, was labeled as “NOT VERIFIED BY CNN,” and was removed shortly after being flagged by the community.”