The Press: Reader Response

A good reporter goes about his job on the premise that he can do his work without getting lynched, shot at or otherwise assaulted by anything more deadly than epithets. Sometimes the premise proves wrong, and last week one of those times came for Alabama-born Reporter Byron Riggan, 34, chief of TIME'S bureau in Montreal.

At 10:30 one night Riggan was relaxing in his apartment on Peel Street, in a gracious midtown sector of the city, after a hard week's work on a story about an eruption of shootings and gangster violence in Montreal's...

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