I`m not going to address this story with my usual eloquence, going on and on and shredding the myth
that illegal immigration is a "victimless"
crime, (Suspect admits he abducted, raped girl, 7
,), Indianapolis Star,May 24, 2007).
But you might want to drop a note to reporter Vic Ryckaert (e-mail him
) asking why he (or his editor) made readers wait until the seventh paragraph before learning that Jonathan Castillo is here illegally.
Among the very first things I learned as a young reporter was that my first responsibility was to our paper`s readers. Today, sadly, that rule stands in line behind other priorities, e.g., "do nothing to annoy the `immigrant community` ``
(especially those who buy ad space).