Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory is a Washington-based freelance multimedia investigative journalist and editor whose work straddles the intersection between national security, defense, human rights and social justice. She holds an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, where she focused on national security and health & science reporting. She is the former Military Times/Defense News Early Bird Editor.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
On Saturday, what John Williams thought was going to be an easy afternoon manning a booth at a local gun show in Evansville, Indiana, turned into something much more unpleasant. The retired Army sergeant first class was kicked out of a gun show on Feb. 4 because of his service dog.
Flash bangs. Tear gas. A brick tossed through a police-car window. A burning limo. These aren’t what inauguration days are usually made of, but they’re just a selection of what broke out at demonstrations in downtown Washington, D.C., on Friday.