Today's Kenosha News carries a lengthy feature about how the mothers of two young men who were shot to death by police officers -- deaths ruled justifiable -- cope with their loss.
It's hard to pick a bone with a grieving mother but the facts in each case strongly support the findings that the shootings were justifiable. No ruling can ever replace a mother's loss.
The problem, though, is the one-sided journalism that has become an ever increasing hallmark of the local newspaper. As one reader asked this morning, "Where's the story about how the Fabiano family made it through Christmas without Frank?" (Referring to Deputy Sheriff Frank Fabiano, jr., who was gunned down in a traffic stop last May and is survived by his wife and young daughter.)
The Bell and Combs families are entitled to their feelings but they've had plenty of media attention. Today's article, at best, is old news.
Then again, reporting (or rehashing) old news is another hallmark of the daily newspaper.