I have now read a news article and a column in the Portland Press Herald about the troubling photos taken of John D. Williams, the man accused of killing Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Eugene Cole.

The most recent condemnation of these photos came from columnist Bill Nemitz, and was accompanied by those troubling photos. So far I have seen these photos published in the Press Herald on three separate occasions, and each time I have been shocked and disturbed – by the state of the accused, but equally by the choice of the newspaper to keep printing them. If your editors are so troubled by the images, why print them repeatedly?

Joanna Frankel


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