Texas Paper Retreats
- A San Antonio newspaper that threatened to publish police officers’ names and addresses is backing off the controversial plan following backlash from the public and members of law enforcement.
San Antonio Observer Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Zarriello told News4SanAntonio on Sunday the weekly tabloid had no intention on following through with the threat. She said her intent was to “make an officer think twice before shooting so fast and killing an unarmed person.”
The Observer had been inundated with phone calls and voicemails, Zarriello said. Some of the callers had made death threats, she said.
How about making wanted felons "think twice" before committing crimes? Or the media "thinks twice" before making another felon into some sort of folk hero? Or would that take actual thought?