Texas paper announces intent to publish names, addresses of local police officers

A local newspaper is about to become a shill for the Black Lives Matter movement and place the lives of police officers in jeopardy.

In response to a recent officer-involved shooting last week, the San Antonio Observer, a weekly tabloid, announced over the weekend that it intends to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer.

Antronie Scott was shot and killed on February 4 by 10-year veteran San Antonio Officer John Lee.

Stephanie Zarriello, the Observer’s publisher, claimed Scott was “unjustly murdered” while in “a position of surrender,” Fox News reported.

“Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice,” Zarriello said during a press conference, KENS 5 reported.

“Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the public from their wicked behavior, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection,” said Zarriello.

Fox News reported:

On Feb. 4, undercover officers were following Scott, 36, who was wanted for felony warrants, said San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus, KENS 5 reported.

As Scott exited his white Mercedes, an officer reportedly told him to show his hands. When Scott quickly turned around, an officer fired one shot, striking Scott in the chest and killing him, McManus told the station. McManus reportedly said the investigation to date has revealed that Scott was not armed and was holding a cellphone when the officer fired his weapon.

Another fatal shooting involving a San Antonio police officer occurred on January 17, according to a document posted on the SAPD website. In that case, a 27-year-old white man who was carrying or exhibiting a deadly weapon was shot and killed by a 26-year-old Hispanic officer.

 

Fox San Antonio reported that the department issued this statement:

“The San Antonio Police Department is continuing its investigation of the officer involved shooting. We will continue to provide the public with updates into both the criminal and administrative investigations as information becomes available. We are committed to conducting an unbiased and transparent investigation into this matter.”

Watch the report via KENS 5 News.

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