Admirably, this was a piece that was critical of the Woodland paper’s coverage of the incoming District Attorney Jeff Reisig. It was nice to see a local newspaper comfortable enough with their reporting to post an article that criticize them by name.
We would like to see hard-hitting coverage from the local papers questioning and reporting on a number controversies. The District Attorney’s office under previous District Attorney Dave Henderson has accumulated a long list of complaints and questionable prosecutions. This morning our blog highlighted the prosecution of Khalid Berny, a farmer who faced 60 years in prison for allegedly allowing his goats to run “at-large.” This is precisely the sort of thing we believe the local papers ought to cover and that the new District Attorney Jeff Reisig needs to help clean up.