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August 17, 2014 - 1:52 pm

This is really, really, stupid. And a shocking disregard for someone’s safety.

Jim Hoft is reporting that several news media outlets are brazenly broadcasting in front of the house of accused Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

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.

What are these people thinking? If you saw that raucous press conference given by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon yesterday, and heard the tenor of the black community in Ferguson, you know what residents are screaming about when they chant for “justice.”

And yet, the media, with sublime idiocy, makes it fairly easy for someone familiar with the town of Ferguson to find Officer Wilson’s residence.

While it’s true that Wilson was not at home at the time, eventually he is going to be back. Residents of Ferguson have demonstrated over the last few nights that some of them may be crazy enough to practice a little vigilantism, and deal out their own version of “justice” for Michael Brown.

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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.
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There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. here is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.
- Booker T Washington, 1911
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There will come a time, soon, when a police chief in a town like Ferguson will come to work on a Monday morning and find the badges of his entire force in a pile on his desk. Then the citizens of his town will get the "justice" they deserve.
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One black man killed by a white man (Or "white hispanic") riles up Obama and Holder far more than a thousand black men killed by other black man. This has become logically incontestable. They are both utterly depraved.
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So... CNN just doxed the cop?

There better be a big fat lawsuit coming out of this.
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Talk about lynching (G-d forbid).
It shows the moral depravity of the media which will do anything for ratings. Sick.
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Gross Media irresponsibility? Media are instruments. ONLY instruments.

As such are managed and controlled by sentient creatures. Those sentient creatures have names, faces AND addresses as do the targets of their reports.

Should those targeted be in any way injured by the reports are the sentient creatures, in a fair, equal and socially just community, permitted to "wash their hands" with no personal responsibility for the effects of their reports?

If not, why not? This smacks of "all animals are equal SOME animals are MORE equal".

The people who publish the information have in effect absolute immunity for anything they do. Are entirely unaccountable for the effects of their deliberate actions.

All put together melted down spells TYRANNY. The tyranny of the PEOPLE in the Media.
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Wilson might as well slap his house on the market right now, as he will never be able to live there another day.
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On the market? Witness a secondary effect, would you buy that house?
They want to destroy this officer. This is extortion and it must come to an end.
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Perhaps it is time the reporters, editors, and race merchants who have stoked the fires of race hatred with biased reporting, false accusations, and race hustling should have their addresses published?

Something similar to what was done to the editor of the newspaper in NY last year that took it upon itself to list the names and addresses of legal gun owners.
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It wasn't irresponsibility.
It was malice.
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funny how blacks think that justice is supposed to be immediate when a wrong is done to a black, but have no problem with blacks being thugs and using all legal tactics to get themselves back on the street or to commit more crimes when it is a black,

and spare me that this young thug was so innocent as the media and parents wanted to protray him. If the video is correct this is a bully and a thug, who thinks nothing of stealing from others and abusing others physically.
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And how is this different than the way George Zimmerman was treated?
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I'd set up across the street - figure 4 or 5 30rd magazines ought to do....

.... and those useful idiots want to outlaw 30 round magazines?.... over my dead body.... literally.
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Dividing our country is the goal of Daone and company. This Ferguson ghetto mentality and the southern border are two examples.

Secure your perimeter and be especially watchful at night.
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