Ferguson, Missouri police have announced that they are about to name the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen, sparking looting and rioting. The move comes five days after a “hacktivist” group published a name on its Twitter account (since suspended), claiming it was the officer who pulled the trigger. “However,” usatoday.com reports, “police, Ferguson’s mayor and the stepmother of the man named all said the group was incorrect and that the person named is not a police officer.” The officer’s name also emerges . . . after a relatively calm night, the first since Michael Brown was shot.
No violent clashes were reported after hundreds of protesters gathered and marched near the flashpoint where riots and civil unrest have unfolded here in recent days. Citizens protesting Brown’s death appeared to be getting along peacefully as they marched alongside state troopers, who took over operational control of the protest scenes Thursday.
Question: should TTAG publish the officer’s name?