On April 28, the Alliance signed on to a letter by the Reporters Committee condemning a Los Angeles Sheriff for threatening a journalist. Sheriff Alex Villanueva recently threatened to investigate Los Angeles Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian. While Villanueva has attempted to backtrack these comments, his conduct is still an unacceptable attempt at intimidating the press. The letter explains the severity of Villanueva’s threats and outlines previous efforts to retaliate against journalists. The Alliance continues to support an independent press, free from intimidation. Read more.
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