September 10, 2012

False arrest in 1960s has lasting impact


To tell the truth, I didn’t know what we could do about it. False-arrest suits are difficult to win and would have involved the expense of a lawyer and a lot of time.

We were fortunate because we had resources at our command that are not available to everyone. Nevertheless, I will never forget this insulting experience.

Ken Wibecan is a retired journalist. Once an op-ed and jazz columnist, later an editor of Modern Maturity magazine, these days he and his two dogs enjoy the country life in Peru. He can be reached at




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