Your View: Sting Operations & the Media

8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, August 13 2011 Aug 13, 2011 Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:26:00 PM CDT August 13, 2011 in Your View
By: Stuart Downing

In this week's Your View, we ask how involved reporters should get with police and sheriff sting operations. The question follows a sting in Alabama, in which parents who allegedly hadn't paid their child support were tricked into thinking they had won tickets to a football game. One reporter chose to celebrate with a suspect, just moments before the man learned he hadn't won anything and was actually under arrest.

 

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