Youtube post featuring well-regarded defense attorney raises troubling questions all around
COLUMBIA, 12/8/11 (Beat Byte) --
On its way to declaring the Boone County Sheriff's Department (BCSD)
"more professional" than the Columbia Police Department (CPD)
, a new Youtube video
featuring Columbia criminal defense attorney Jennifer Bukowsky
connects the police to a notorious Columbia lynch mob, but also raises questions about the video's producer, who has had legal problems in both civil and criminal courts.
The video represents a nationwide if not international phenomenon that has come to Columbia in just the past few years: the steady movement of investigative reporting -- in fits and starts -- away from professional newsrooms and into the hands of untrained journalists, many of them young.