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New York Times Published Officer Darren Wilson’s Address

November 27, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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In what many are calling a reckless and irresponsible journalism, The New York Times, whether they meant to or not, have put Darren Wilson’s life in danger, according to Fox News.

While emotions are at a fever pitch in Ferguson over the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown, the paper has published the officer’s address, street and town where he lives with his new wife.

Racial animosity boiled over after Brown’s death, causing rioting, looting and set the town of Ferguson ablaze.

Did the New York Times, a reputable news agency, just give someone the ability to exact revenge on Wilson and his family?

The New York Times wrote in an article, “Officer Wilson and [blank] own a home together on [blank] Lane in [blank], Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson.”

The only thing they left out were directions from mapquest.

As Mediaite columnist Joe Concha puts it, “Regardless of your thoughts on Wilson’s guilt or innocence, how can anyone believe providing his street and name of his wife be anything but irresponsible?”

The Times has published a correction — but not the kind you would expect:

“An earlier version of this post included a photograph that contained information that should not have been made public. The image has been removed.”

Did anyone at the Times fail to realize that wasn’t even about Wilson’s address? Instead the paper deleted a photo of Wilson’s marriage license?

Given all the chaos, rioting acts of violence and with raw emotions running at a fever pitch over this incident, this wasn’t responsible journalism.

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