Editorial: Protecting cops and ‘public’ records (Wisconsin)

Newspapers advocate open records for good reason. Without the ability to obtain, review and report on government records, we can’t effectively do what the Founders intended an unencumbered press to do: keep a watch on government and its powers in check. Minus that ability, the liberty and rights of American citizens can fall prey to an omnipotent government.

It’s why we must be very careful about placing limits on what’s open for public inspection.  Continue…