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Massachusetts Punishes Photographer

In this Friday, April 19, Massachusetts State Police file photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsamaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. Sgt. Sean Murphy, the state police photographer who released this photo and others of the bloodied Tsarnaev during his capture was placed on restricted duty today. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)

Question: Did the Massachusetts state photographer make the right decision to release these photos, despite possible repercussions?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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