The Junior High School Press Association faces heavy sanctions for releasing photos of the toxic biohazards being cleaned up by thousands of Black prison inmates in an undisclosed 500 square mile location somewhere west of the Rockies. This isn’t the first time the JHSPA has attracted the wrath of the American Legislative Executive Council, which has been granted expanded new powers to censor the media in the wake of an immigrant invasion of Arizona last August.
And it isn’t the first time JHSPA’S former Washington correspondent Tupac B. Wells, who took the photos, has received an serious blot on his permanent record. Wells, grade 8, was recalled to Frederick Douglas Junior High School in Newark, New Jersey and demoted to the cafeteria beat shortly after the invasion for questioning ALEC’S drone-based surveilence evidence of this drastic breach of our southern border.
Now, the 13 year-old reporter has been required to turn over all his photos to ALEC, forbidden to leave Newark, and forced to write “I WILL be grateful to America” 1,000 times. Wells has been further demoted, this time to the afternoon recess beat, and his editor, Malcolm J. Baldwin, also an 8th grader, has been kicked down to the 7th Grade Society Desk. An investigation is under way to determine how Wells got assigned a national story when he should have been covering the cafeteria.
Baldwin has remained defiant in backing his reporter; meanwhile Wells refuses to apologise to a New York Times correspondent whom he allegedly referred to as a cheap hack and an opportunistic tool.
The Times had no comment. Its reporter gave Wells the finger.
I.F. Stone’ Weekly continues to be banned.
READ POSTS DATED 6/8, 7/4, 7/19, AND 9/8 FOR BACKGROUND ON THIS CONTINUING STORY!