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Trapuzzano suspect deserves no publicity

April 10th, 2014 by Bart
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Please, all Media outlets, cease your coverage of the person who has been charged with the cold blooded killing of Nathan Trapuzanno.

Do not use his name.

Do not show his face.

Do not show him walking the hall in the City County Building or elsewhere.

Let him sit in jail, let him go to trial, let him spend the next year or more living in obscurity as the trial approaches.

Do not give him one more second of fame.

Make this your policy for future murder cases as well.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Matt Stone Apr 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Amos and some of his listeners have noted that several homicides of innocent victims, mostly people of color, have been largely ignored by media, with only brief reports on if a suspect is caught and almost no digging through social media/phone books to speak to family’s of the victims or the accused.

    Unfortunately, Indy media is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. Trapuzzano has a compelling life story, his family on social media, his wedding on YouTube, and national and even international media has been drawn to both Trapuzzano’s family and the suspect. I suspect if any one news outlet stopped covering it, they’d get calls from higher ups, or national/international affiliates that rely on them when something breaks here that requires national/international attention.

  • 2 Matt Stone Apr 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I hope that this story largely fades into the background. But the relentless news coverage might be worth it if we can get a top-down investigation and make appropriate reforms to IMPD, MCPO, Juvy/DOC, and if appropriate, the actual law used to sentence offenders. This kid can’t be the only kid who slipped through the cracks. Remember, Patton was out in less than 4 years and DOC didn’t even bother informing IMPD that he was released.

  • 3 Spencer Apr 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    The story doesn’t give Simeon Adams any fame whatsoever. It does, however, along with an excellent column by Erika Smith, point out that this city is not giving kids in the poor neighborhoods in Indy the outlet and/or opportunity they need to stop committing crimes and start being the kinds of citizens we need in this town. It’s a point I’ve made on this site for months now. Read the story and this column and you’ll begin to understand where the problems and homicides in this town really lie and originate from.

  • 4 Spencer Apr 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Not addressing the real problems and looking for quick fixes and band-aids will keep this city on the crime trajectory it’s on for years to come. It’s that simple. A bigger jail and harsher laws are stop-gaps. Providing opportunity and upward mobility is the solution.

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