(Curiously, the WTAE report of the raid -- no byline -- states that "police didn't say what led them to the computer at the Dreaming Ant store," so the public should thank the City Paper for revealing that what WTAE omitted from its report was that it was a WTAE employee who led police to that computer.)
Was Ms. Hardway acting as a journalist (covering a story, seeking information from the police for the public) or as the wife of a police officer (responding to a police request for information from her newsroom) when she forwarded that message?
The answer could depend on whether she is a journalist. Whether there would be a place for her in a legitimate news organization could depend on the answer.
UPDATE: City Paper reporter Chris Young deserves credit for reporting the curious contents of the warrant application.
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