The Press: A Man's Rights

Ever since the Tampa Tribune (circ. 105,248) and other Florida dailies began exposing crime and corruption in the state, Governor Fuller Warren has been battling against the papers. He has even threatened one of them with shutting off its sources of state government information. Last week the hard-digging Tribune (TIME, Jan. 8, 1951) uncovered another scandal right under Warren's nose. Checking on a tip, Reporter Clyde Shaffer found that a Negro orange-picker named David Reese had been sitting in a Hernando County jail for 18 months, even though there were no formal charges against him.

The prisoner had been acquitted in a...

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