Hilde Kate Lysiak
The creators of the upcoming Apple TV series inspired by Hilde Lysiak, the intrepid 12-year-old investigative reporter who exposed a murder in her Pennsylvania hometown when she was 9 in her self-started newspaper, have been keeping up with her work. Most recently, that included standing her ground against an Arizona town marshal.
Lysiak posted a video in her Orange Street News showing her being threatened with jail by Marshal Joseph Patterson earlier this week in Patagonia, AZ. This came after he stopped her on her bike, and she told him she was a member of the media. Among Patterson’s replies was “I don’t want to hear about this freedom-of-the-press stuff.” He also said she couldn’t post her video online without permission (actual law, however, differs). Here’s the encounter: