Please show more restraint

By From page A12 | September 20, 2013

I celebrate the excellent journalistic writing that The Enterprise and its contributors have published over the years. I was confused and disturbed, however, by the recent article of the twin slayings of the elderly couple in South Davis. I believe this article was written in poor taste and reflects badly upon The Enterprise’s journalistic integrity and style.

The sheer detail presented in this article — while it explained the graphic scenes of the murder, and more importantly, the graphic thoughts of the murderer — was unnecessary and excessive.

How are Davis High students supposed to be feel when they read that their fellow student was profiling them and thinking about murdering them? How does it make residents of Lillard Drive feel to learn that a budding serial killer roamed their street with a baseball bat?

As a faithful reader, I would appreciate that The Enterprise would practice more journalistic restraint in publishing details of stories like this.

Tim Lewis

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