A reporter covering the storm devastation in Houston saw people taking food from a grocery store and he notified police.
Did he overstep his role? Should a journalist simply observe and then report?
Or, if a journalist witnesses criminal activity, should they contact law enforcement?
Are there extenuating circumstances in this situation? You know, the area is totally submerged under water, the grocery store was likely closed (and stocked with food) and the locals who were trapped likely had nowhere else to get food.
Would you have informed the cops?
9 months ago