One especially difficult area is for us to understand justice-related issues. Many of them, such as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of the Trump campaign and administration, are inherently secret until final stages.
That means we in the public must rely heavily on institutions, dishonest or otherwise flawed though they have been in the past, and the good intentions of current professionals.
That's why Tom Jackman's treatment for the Post of the King case provides a basis for hope. Most in the mainstream media have refused to cover the truth. With luck and continuing public scrutiny, this Washington Post initiative will extend to other journalists in the mainstream media and other issues.
Dr. William F. Pepper is a human rights lawyer best known for his defense of James Earl Ray in murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and of Sirhan Sirhan in the murder of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Pepper, a friend to both murder victims in the 1960s, is the author of "The Plot To Kill King" (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016), the final volume of a trilogy. Pepper declined to represent James Earl Ray for years until becoming convinced that he was innocent.
Reporter and attorney Andrew Kreig, a longtime OEN contributor, edits the non-partisan Justice Integrity Project, which has published separate "Readers Guides" of diverse viewpoints and research materials (including catalogs of major books and films) about the MLK, RFK and JFK assassinations.