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Don’t Kill the Messenger: Looking Back at the Death of Reporter Gary Webb

  Investigative reporting is not for the faint hearted. Gary Webb, an excellent investigative reporter, was dead eight years on December 10, 2012. Webb’s death from two gun shots wounds to the head was ruled a suicide by Sacramento County coroner Robert Lyons.

The “Dark Alliance” series reported by Webb in August 1996 for the San Jose Mercury News reported that Nicaraguan drug traffickers sold crack cocaine in Los Angeles during the 1980s, and used the drug profits to fund the Contra War Nicaragua.

Could Webb’s reporting may have put him a hit list? Was he writing a follow-up book to Dark Alliance? Be prepared to be labeled a ‘conspiracy nut’ if you tell some that Gary Webb may have been murdered, forced to write a suicide note before another pulled the trigger.