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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Irresponsible Reporting

Posted on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM

I realize we all have freedom of speech, and for some reason we all think we have a 'right' to know, but if there is a horrific crime in HRM and the police don't want to release information on the victim yet, why do some reporters still take it upon themselves to print that very information? Like "Police don't want to release the name or address but our sources say the person is ___ or lives at ____."

What about the victim's privacy or what if they still have family members that haven't been notified that their relative has been a victim of crime? Would you like to hear that information for the first time on the news or have your address published?

Vultures. —You're Just a Bunch of Hacks

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