When a Politician Gunned Down a Newspaper Editor and Got Away With It

The current political climate of rancor and nastiness is nothing new

N.G. Gonzalez was shot after writing many critical editorials about his rivals. Wikipedia Commons

In 1903 a politician shot and killed a South Carolina newspaper editor on the statehouse steps in broad daylight. He was acquitted by a jury who…




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