When I retrieved my paper Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, I was almost in shock at what I saw on the front page. The “family-size portrait” photo release of the two deputies involved in the Adams County incident was appalling and in such poor judgment by the Idaho Statesman. In light of the danger already facing these two men and their families, and the gravity of this investigation, this was unnecessary. Yes, the release of their names was bound to come out and the public had the right to know, but in such a sensationalized fashion was in bad taste. Where do we draw the line between what we as the public feel is our need and right to know the facts and the reporters’ duty on how these facts are delivered? I believe a little prudence could have been exercised here. Just imagine if that was your son on the front page.
Jill Palmer, Boise