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Is it North Carolina law that you must publish the addresses of victims (such as in today's cover story “Woman accuses ex-cop”) or is it simply because you lack any respect for the privacy of others?
I can understand warning neighbors of a suspected criminal in their neighborhood, but victims too? Is that not going too far? After all, they are the victims.
Just because this information may be in the public record does not mean you should publish it. Is the city of residence not enough for your readers?
I appreciate your note and your concern for privacy rights of crime victims. Our policy is to publish the street address of most crime victims in order to clearly identify them apart from someone with a similar name.
I'd like to point out that we did not print the victims' house numbers in the story you mentioned.
Again, thank you for your note.
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