Category Archives: Crime and Violence

Tweeting fire in a crowded theater…

That’s what British PM David Cameron essentially argues happened in the U.K. riots.  Two men received four-year jail terms Wednesday for inflammatory Facebook posts. Never mind that nobody but police showed up for one bloke’s post about a “Smash Down” and the … Continue reading

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Ethics of disclosure

After the initial shock of Lara Logan’s brutal beating and sexual assault, another realization hit me: CBS was announcing that one of its own reporters had been raped …. not in a 60 Minutes special six months later, but within days after … Continue reading

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When words will hurt you…

Commentators and politicians are calling for dramatic ramp down of the rhetoric that led to the horrible Arizona shootings. And they should.  New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman said: “Listen to Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann, and you’ll hear a lot … Continue reading

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