Men­ac­ing let­ter left at re­porter’s home

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A po­ten­tially-threat­en­ing let­ter was left at the front door of the Cov­ing­ton home of a re­porter for The Cov­ing­ton News some­time late Fri­day evening or early Satur­day morn­ing, ap­par­ently re­lat­ing to the on­go­ing civil suit in­volv­ing Al­covy High School Prin­ci­pal LaQuanda Car­pen­ter and anony­mous blog­gers.

The let­ter read “Re­porters who hate free speech need to be watched. Hows it feel we know where you sleep.”

On The News’ Face­book page, some posters have oc­ca­sion­ally ac­cused The News of be­ing against free­dom of speech; the com­ments have al­most al­ways been made on posts re­lat­ing to sto­ries or opin­ion pieces about the civil suit, in which Car­pen­ter orig­i­nally sued 11 anony­mous blog­gers ac­cus­ing them of defama­tion for li­bel per se and li­bel based on harm sus­tained as the re­sult of defam­a­tory post­ings on the New­ton Ci­ti­zen’s web­site.

The let­ter was turned over to the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment Satur­day as part of an of­fi­cial crime re­port.

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