Hey, who's kid is that in the police blotter?
The question then arises, do we print that the person charged is the son or daughter of so-and-so?
The general answer, I think, is no.
Why not? Unless there's a compelling public reason to say so, what's the justification for singling out the children of elected officials — especially adult children, and especially for misdemeanors?
There's no rule book for handling these instances, and the treatment varies among area publications. A publication must be consistent and fair. So let me ask you this: If your child is arrested, should your name be in the story?