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Fostering suspicion: New AG should change that

August 17. 2013 9:18PM

New Hampshire's new attorney general, Joseph Foster, should demand a new course of openness in that office.

He could start by knocking off its penchant for keeping the public in the dark on serious matters that effect the public.

Case in point: The (latest) officer-involved shooting. This one was in Weare. Two of the town's officers have been put on leave while the matter is investigated. So far, so good.

But not quickly identifying those two officers is nonsensical and does them an injustice. It raises suspicions and rumor. The AG said it would be weeks before they were named.

Equally as suspicious and rumor-causing is the AG's refusal to say, quickly, whether the subject who was shot, and killed, was armed.

How about giving the public some credit, General Foster?

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