The reporter seemed to be reporting facts until he wrote, "Thomas appeared
to be "paranoid" about having his property taken, investigators
said."Maybe that is a "fact", but would it be allowed in
Court? Were the investigators qualified to speak to Thomas's mental
condition at the time of his arrest? Should a newspaper allow a reporter to
"report" something that would typically be thrown out of court?Maybe a quick review of the old "Dragnet" or "Perry Mason" TV
shows would help. Thomas deserves the respect due any citizen.