Last edited: February 14, 2005

Letter: Selective Photos

Providence Journal, February 17, 2002
75 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02902
Fax: 401-277-7346

On Jan. 27, I came across yet again another story about the men arrested at the Johnston Cinema ("Johnston officials defend ‘sex-act’ 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 don’t 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 didn’t 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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