WASHINGTON — In a terrible journalistic move, the liberal newspaper The New York Times published the home address of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Wilson is at the center of the controversy over the fatal shooting of a black teenager named Michael Brown. A grand jury did not indict him on charges, which led to widespread rioting and violence in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb along with racially-charged comments from the likes of Al Sharpton.
The Daily Signal reported that Wilson, a white police officer and newlywed, could be at risk of reprisal and violence by angry activists and people alike. The New York Times apologized for publishing Wilson’s marriage certificate, but not for publishing the address since the officer’s address was previously published by the Washington Post and CNN.
Bad move, New York Times.