Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Love, Mom.

We hear all too much about bad journalists, bad journalism, fake news, yadda yadda... We've also endured the constant castigations of zealous police who've not only overstepped their authority, they've committed atrocities incomprehensible to conventional understanding. When it comes to capital crimes and coverups from our most precious defenders, nothing could be worse. 

Prof. Alex Taylor, a former Tampa Police Department detective, reminds us of a migrant case from Prohibition-era Chicago, 1932, ending during WWII. Originally published in the Gainesville Times, February 16, 1988, we learn of a terrible injustice righted by the love, devotion and suffering of the victim's mother, championed by two dauntless reporters. Additional info HERE.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Liberty of the (op)Press(ed)

I'd label this a timely column given the state of liberties taken with journalism lately. Such arguments, it seems, have always been in play.

Originally published in the Gainesville Times, February 9, 1988. Alex Taylor shares the birth of a U.S. freedom.








"It's not libel if it's the truth!" ~Anon

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