Hostages: Two Captive Audiences

Two Captive Audiences

Got a grievance? Want to win national media attention? Take hostages. That seemed to be the guiding maxim last week in two Southern communities. In the first incident, shotgun-toting Indian Activist Eddie Hatcher, 30, and Timothy Jacobs, 19, a fellow Tuscarora Indian, stormed the offices of North Carolina's Lumberton Robesonian and held 17 of the newspaper's employees for ten hours. The duo demanded that Governor James Martin investigate the alleged mistreatment of blacks and Native Americans by local Sheriff Hubert Stone, who has long been a figure of controversy. They surrendered after Martin's office promised a probe.

Just 14 hours later,...

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