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Worcester, Mass. Police Dept. cuts off T&G

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Walter_Sobchak, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    Sounds like the Chief needs to be hauled before the principal to remind him that he's not in charge of who can have public information.
  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    What if they've got a serial/spree criminal on the loose? Will their tactics serve the public then?
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The paper should file for every shred of public information the police has. A few days of dealing with public information requests would get the chief to change his tune.

    Ultimately, the newspaper doesn't have a special right to information. But it goes to show that the chief doesn't have a clue on whom he really works for. Government workers don't work for the government, but for the people, and stories like this go to show that our public officials don't get that concept.
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Hilarious. I never knew a police chief could be so stupid.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Especially in putting out a press release announcing that you're boycotting the paper. If you're going to do something like that, you don't announce it.
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