I write to express my disapproval of your paper’s ongoing publication of the names and mugshots of individuals arrested in the area.
Your snapshot synopses of these people’s lives, condensed from one brief moment of misfortune, bad timing or stupidity in public serves no other purpose than to play into the smarmy politics of fear and sensationalism.
A trend which, sadly, is rapidly replacing objective intelligent reporting of issues of some use to the public in their everyday affairs.
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