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Column: Sheriff Roundtree would arrest journalists if the law allowed for it

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A free and open press is the cornerstone of democracy and is required if we are going to remain a free people.

Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

And yet, attacks on media have ramped up in recent ye...

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Roundtree is just like every other Democrat that gets in power. They want to keep their constituents in the dark so they can’t hear the truth. This is why Augusta is becoming a mini Chicago and Atlanta.

  2. There is an easy fix…change the open records law to any government official that subverts the release of an open records request and is found in court to have illegally subverted the law must pay out of their own pockets for lawyers fees, a fine and any fees associated with that request. That would stop this nonsense immediately..

  3. Why does attorney Frails have exclusive contracts with the A/RC? They have a full-time attorney on staff, but whenever the county oversteps the law, Just what does the County full-time attorney do for his paycheck?
    Mr. Frails is immediately called in to try to pull their bacon out of the fire. Shouldn’t there be a pool of attorneys to so that.

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