Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kentucky Newspaper’s Windows Shattered Amid Rising Anti-Press Climate

By Michael Calderon

The Lexington Herald-Leader is staying “vigilant” after several of its windows were shattered Sunday morning, editor Peter Baniak said Monday.

Police believe the damage is consistent with small-caliber bullet fire. No one was hurt in the incident, and authorities are investigating it as criminal mischief, the Herald-Leader reported.

“We need to keep doing what we do because it’s that important,” Baniak told HuffPost, adding that the paper’s staff “can’t be deterred from doing the work that we do because of an act of vandalism.”

The motive of the perpetrator, or perpetrators, is still unknown. But Sunday’s crime occurred amid increasing anti-press rhetoric and even some violence against members of the media. 

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Source: The Huffington Post 

Note: From The G-Man and The G-Man Interviews stand in solidarity with the Lexington Herald-Leader. If the investigation concludes this was an attack against the press, news outlets across the country and abroad must step up and speak out. An attack against one news agency is an attack against all news agencies. 

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