Media Draws Map to Home of Ferguson Police Officer Who Shot Mike Brown
Is the media trying to get Ferguson police office Darren Wilson lynched?
CNN broadcast a report Friday that showed the house, including the street number, of the Ferguson police officer who police say shot Mike Brown. The officer has been in hiding due to death threats since the shooting last Saturday. His name, Darren Wilson, was just released Friday morning.
Another news outlet apologized for broadcasting video of Wilson’s home while others have virtually drawn a map to Wilson’s house for those bent on vengeance.
Yahoo News named the community Wilson where Wilson resides and published a photograph of the officer.
The UK Daily Mail also named the community, posted photos of the officer and gave a description of the house.
USA Today also named the community and reported a local police presence.
The Washington Post named the street where Wilson lives.
In the video report, CNN reporter Ed Lavandera is seen walking in the street where Wilson lives. The CNN video shows a wide view of Wilson’s house and then pans around the street to show its relative position in the neighborhood. While Lavandera does not name the street, he gives its approximate location.
Every news report says neighbors told them Wilson has not been home for several days.
A version of the video being aired by CNN affiliate Newschannel 13 in Orlando, Florida (and likely other affiliates around the country including the St. Louis market) shows a brief close-up of the house number by the front door such that someone could freeze and enlarge the image to get the address.
The version of the report available online at CNN has that footage edited and replaced with a close-up of a front window of Wilson’s house.
Wild Thing’s comment.………..
This is so horrible for them to do this and so many will have blood on their hands if anything happens to the policeman.
This officer’$ UNION DUE$ was spent for… this? Where is the FOP now?
The media wants only stories, BIG stories. What bigger story could they get than someone going after the cop who shot this thug and maybe even rioting in his community. The media doesn’t care at all about the thug who was shot of if the cop is murdered; all they want are stories and they’ll throw gasoline on the fire to get it.
The liberal media stoop to the lowest bar on the ladder of morals and decency. Even when their reporting causes deaths they don’t care.