NAOMI SCHALIT | Journalist
Naomi Schalit is the senior editor for politics and society at The Conversation US. She cofounded the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting in 2009, a non-profit news outlet that produces investigative and accountability reporting about Maine government and public affairs.
DIFFICULT TO ESCAPE ABUSE - I KNOW In January 2007, Richard Reynolds murdered his wife Rhonda in front of their two young children. He shot her after she got a restraining order against him and, children in tow, fled their home, intent on filing for divorce.
A few weeks ago, Reynolds was sentenced to 45 years in prison for his wife's murder. As he was being led out of the Somerset County Superior Court, Reynolds raised his shackled fists in defiance, shaped his hands into guns, pointed them at his late wife's family and said, "Ring a ding ding. South Boston." It was a bald reference to the mob, and the threat was clear: Reynolds would have his revenge. Read More