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Texas Newspaper Plans to Publish Addresses of Police Officers

Texas Newspaper Plans to Publish Addresses of Police Officers

A Texas newspaper announced its plans to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week.

Stephanie Zarriello, publisher of the weekly tabloid San Antonio Observer, said Antronie Scott had been “unjustly murdered.”  Scott was shot and killed on February 4th by Officer John Lee, a 10-year veteran of the police force.

Undercover officers were following Scott, 36, who was wanted for felony warrants,  As Scott exited his white Mercedes, an officer reportedly told him to show his hands.   When Scott quickly turned around, an officer fired one shot, striking Scott in the chest and killing him.  San Antonio Police Chief William McManus stated that the investigation has revealed that Scott was not armed and was holding a cellphone when the officer fired his weapon.

Zariello stated “Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice,…..Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the public from their wicked behavior, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection,”

The San Antonio Police Police Department issued the following statement to Fox San Antonio: “The San Antonio Police Department is continuing its investigation of the officer involved shooting. We will continue to provide the public with updates into both the criminal and administrative investigations as information becomes available. We are committed to conducting an unbiased and transparent investigation into this matter.”

 

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7 Comments

  1. Gunther Mueller

    Well since “editor-in-chief” Zarriello wants to publish the personal information of police officers, shouldn’t we start by publishing HER info? Interesting PDF file to peruse at your leisure:
    http://kvisit.com/QQ/oFE

  2. PAM

    Not only does this put the officer in danger, that also includes his family .THE SIMPLE WORD IS ‘COMPLY” when you are being stopped ! ARE YOU STUPID ?

  3. Pieter Strik

    Why is this ‘lady’ doing this. Her excuse seems a bit contrived. I think her paper must be losing circulation and she is trying to boost numbers. I hope for her sake that no-one retaliates against her and she or some one else is injured, but she is putting lives at risk. Some fool will try and do something dumb, but perhaps that is what she is waiting for. I think it is a bit irresponsible of her.

  4. Jim

    It is wrong to publish the officers address or anyones. I would stop taking the paper and not advise in it!

  5. Kim

    Ok…hers should be published too.

  6. JOHN

    THE NEWSPAPERS ARE OUT OF CONTROL! WHEN THE NY PAPERS PUBLISHED ALL GUN PERMIT HOLDERS ON AN INTERACTIVE MAP THEY FUGHT BACK AND PUBLISHED ALL THE EDITORS ADDRESSES AS WELL AS THE WRITERS. ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY HIRED ARMED GUARDS TO PROTECT THEM. PUBLISH THEIR NAMES!!!! SEE IF THEY HAVE NICE HOMES AND JEWELRY TO STEAL. MAYBE THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT MAY BE HAPPY TO KNOW EHERE THEY LIVE!!! aSSHOLES! WHAT HAS AMERICA BECOME?

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