Why a Police Raid On a Newspaper Is So Unusual

From an AP explainer by David Bauder and Jim Salter headlined “Why is a police raid on a newspaper in Kansas so unusual?”:

Tensions between public officials and the press are hardly unusual. To a large extent, it’s baked into their respective roles.

What’s rare in a democratic society is a police raid on a news organization’s office or the home of its owner. So when that happened late last week, it attracted the sort of national attention that the town of Marion, Kansas, is hardly used to.