Crimes against journalists become more prolific each year:
The report further notes that, while many saw their charges dropped, at least 16 journalists—including 10 freelancers—are still facing legal “long-term legal trouble.”
There are more than 32,000 full time journalists and more than 90,000 self-described journalists in the US. 1/100th of 1% are facing “long-term legal trouble”.
117 arrests - with the vast majority being “catch and release”. Hardly “staggering” or “devastating”. Journalists are perhaps the most self-privileged among us.