Reporter believes police targeted him because of his murder trial coverage

Springfield State Journal-Register
Bruce Rushton had just finished covering a murder trial for the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register when he was pulled over outside the courthouse and charged with driving with a suspended license and disregarding a stop sign. At issue, says the reporter's lawyer, is how the National Crime Information Center database was used to check Rushton's driving record before the traffic stop.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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