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Complete with shame naming of all the persons arrested for selling alcohol to minors in a holiday weekend “sweep”. 

On a slow news day, news outlets turn to the police for a story.  Apparently any story will do.  It is a very unhealthy combination for both.  And for the public.

There are plenty of other ways to find interesting stories, and plenty of interesting stories to tell.  They might require a bit more work than just lifting a press release off of the repeater and cutting and pasting.  But we have to work sometimes.

In any case, this is one of the components of the disproportionate influence law enforcement has with the media.

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