Town marshal stops young journalist in Arizona, threatens to arrest her

March 5, 2019
Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 12-year-old reporter and publisher of Orange Street News, was stopped and threatened by an Arizona town marshal while she was reporting a story on Feb. 18.At around 1:30 p.m., Lysiak was chasing down a lead on her bicycle when Joseph Patterson, the town marshal in Patagonia, Arizona, stopped her and asked for her identification. Lysiak told Patterson her name and phone number, and mentioned that she is a journalist. Lysiak reported in OSN that Patterson told …

Portland Man arrested for stalking, harassing Oregon editor

February 5, 2019
Therese Bottomly, editor of The Oregonian/OregonLive, was stalked, harassed, and threatened by a Portland man that repeatedly stated Bottomly had published false information. Kevin Michael Purfield was arrested and indicted on charges that he stalked and harassed Bottomly on Jan. 29, according to OregonLive. Purfield reportedly sent numerous emails and phone calls to the newsroom alleging that Bottomly had published false information — including about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting.Purfield, who repeatedly called the newsroom to say that …
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