Opinion Your Views — 20 December 2012
Police, Times fail to keep 
public up to date

By Col. Pat Webb, Alexandria

To the editor:
I was rather alarmed to see in this past week’s paper that we had had three sexual assaults in our area, with not a word about them in the Alexandria Times. The blurb at the bottom stating that the police are “not required to supply the public at large with detailed information” is correct but does not absolve them or you of the responsibility to inform the public of a danger.

You can give a lot of critical information without it becoming “detailed,” and I believe you are obligated to do so. If these are happening outside my front door, I want to know about it.


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