JUSTICE: Getting Stoney Burns

The law in Dallas, from all appearances, had been bent on getting Stoney Burns for years. His real name is Brent Stein, but under his nom de plume he was the publisher of an underground paper, Dallas Notes. In the late '60s his weekly hassled civic leaders. The authorities reciprocated in kind. First police busted Burns on obscenity charges because of some earthy expletives in the paper. A jury acquitted him. Next, a disturbance at a 1970 rock concert led to charges of inciting resistance to police officers. A jury convicted, but an appeals court reversed. Then the cops...

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