Outside of politics directly, the media has also felt the squeeze. The city's leading pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, was raided earlier this year, and owner Jimmy Lai appeared in court again Thursday, facing new fraud charges. A producer for public broadcaster RTHK was arrested for her work examining the police, while this week more than two-dozen reporters quit in protest at cuts made by i-Cable, a private broadcaster with a reputation for investigative reportping. … [Read more...] about With arrests and a security law, who is left to fight for democracy in Hong Kong?
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Cathy and I are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic situation with one of our state heroes, Officer Cassie Johnson with the Charleston, WV Police Department. We send our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and WV’s entire law enforcement community. … [Read more...] about Police: West Virginia Officer Shot By Suspect Unlikely To Survive