Are you in favor of an organization releasing the name of the police officer who shot the unarmed boy in Missouri, and if that happens, what will be the long term effect on law enforcement's diligence?
Long story short: There’s still rioting in Missouri over the shooting of the 18 year old unarmed boy by police. The police department is not releasing the officer’s name to protect his safety and the incident is being investigated by authorities to determine what happened.
The loosely based organization Anonymous has hacked the police department’s 911 dispatch and is threatening further interference with the police department’s computer system. They’ve also threatened to release the name of the police officer.
They have released the names and address of the Police Chief and his family members.
Are you in favor of complete transparency in regards to police activities (such as releasing the names of officers who do things like what occurred in Missouri)?
If the names of officers are released and their personal information is compromised, what will be the long term effect of police diligence? Do you think police officers will be more lax when it comes to doing their jobs if they feel their personal safety may be the result of things that occur at work? Will they just want to “do their 20 years and get out?” Or is complete transparency a good thing for all involved?
NY Times article today: