Letter: Selective Photos
February 17, 2002
75 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02902
On Jan. 27, I came across yet again another story about the men arrested at
the Johnston Cinema ("Johnston officials defend Ďsex-actí arrests of
7 men"). This time, however, their pictures were provided.
While I realize their actions are illegal, I do believe it was a victimless
crime. I would like to know why you donít publish pictures of guilty drug
dealers or admitted child molesters? These are the pictures that should be
printed. In the paper on Jan. 29, there was this story: "Man pleads
guilty in attempt to lure minor." His name is Norman Foster. Why didnít
you print his picture?
Again, I do understand that it is against the law, and it is public
information, but you went too far when you printed their pictures.
- Amanda Choquette, North Kingstown
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