QUESTION: What advice do you have for reporters who cover dangerous figures (bikers, organized crime members) and want to keep their kneecaps right where they are?
[Unlike most of our Ask a Mentor questions, this one did not come from a J-Source reader. Ask a Mentor editor Robert Cribb gets this question routinely from students and decided to have it answered for J-Source.]
Answer by Toronto Star reporter and author of The Bandido Massacre (to be published in 2010), Peter Edwards.
These are just rules of thumb, so if anyone breaks your thumbs, don’t blame me:
Peter Edwards has been covering organized crime for the Toronto Star for more than two decades and is author of The Bandido Massacre (to be published in 2010), his sixth book on organized crime.
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