Here's what one reader thinks.
The local Express-Times newspaper reported a story about a City Council member being assaulted by the member's spouse. They also reported the victim's name. I find this reprehensible. The newspaper generally does not post names of domestic violence victims, but in this case they choose to do it. This is horrible. Just because one is an elected public official, they should still get the right to privacy when it comes to an issue like this. I pray that the City Council member is okay after this attack.The reader is completely wrong. In Jim Gregory's very well publicized PFA contempt proceedings, his ex-girlfriend I saw no public hue or outcry over that, even though she is a private figure. And domestic violence should be publicized to draw attention to the problem, whether it is a corrections officer at the jail who beats his wife up, a police chief in Washington Tp who does the same thing or a Bethlehem City Council member.
If the victim is subjected to stalking or harassment, then I could see the need to keep his or her address from public view. But when people try to sweep domestic violence under a rig, they just enable it. . .