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Ignoring public’s right to know

June 23, 2013

Why did Wirt County officials and the West Virginia State Police withhold information pertaining to the tragic death of a 14-year-old boy stemming from an apparent wagon-related accident? Sadly, the......

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CommonSenseGirl

Jun-26-13 6:10 PM

Why do we always have to read Mr. Smith's rants about cover ups and conspiracies? Let law enforcement do their jobs and please let the family have some privacy to grieve.

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Privatized

Jun-24-13 6:06 PM

So what I'm saying is... It could happen to you.

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Privatized

Jun-24-13 12:43 AM

Another news source in the state was previously denied info on the claim that it is not a "real" newspaper.

I wanted to say something else but it would probably trigger another entry into my dossier.

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runner2

Jun-23-13 10:20 PM

When I read this article I decided I will not purchase another paper. A young boy was killed and you are worried about the details. How much more info do we need? The public was not at risk. All of the other details are gossip topics. The public only has a right to know additional information if it has a direct impact on them. Respect the family!

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Suttle

Jun-23-13 3:24 PM

The West Virginia State Police needs more oversight. There is a pattern of withholding information by the state police...usually political in nature. It is unfortunate that this accident claimed a life of a 14 year old boy, but the event is by itself ...public. Only through public disclosure can we be assured that no wrong doing was involved. Losing a child is an ever changing event for this family for which I am very sorry, but the West Virginia State Police should have a policy in place for such accidents. All situations should be handled the same. Making exceptions only invites wrong doing.

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BakerKat

Jun-23-13 3:28 AM

Have to agree, pretty insensitive. If my child died in an accident not sure I would want the details plastered for everyone to see.

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hannahROSE

Jun-23-13 12:46 AM

This piece really comes across as being disrespectful to the family of the child who died. It reminds me of the town gossips sniping because they weren't the first to know. How about a bit of compassion here instead of a nose out of joint? Drivel like what is in this article makes me want to puke.

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