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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Washington Times Editor, Columnist Wesley Pruden Dies At 83 After Remarkable Six-Decade Career
Washington Times reports that editor and columnist Wesley Pruden has died.
Pruden would have wanted to spend his final hours at his keyboard, deftly
deflating the pompous, entitled and arrogant of the political establishment,
and he came awfully close.
venerable Washington Times editor, columnist and journalism institution was
found dead Wednesday morning at his home, after putting in a full day Tuesday
at the newsroom on New York Avenue in Northeast D.C., where he had worked since
1982, four months after the newspaper’s founding.
He was 83.
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Paul Davis is a writer who covers crime. He has written extensively about organized crime, street crime, sex crime, cyber crime, drug crime, white collar crime, crime fiction, crime prevention, espionage and terrorism. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Times and Counterterrorism magazine. His work has also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and other newspapers, magazines and online publications. He has attended police academy training, gone out on patrol with police officers, accompanied detectives as they worked cases, accompanied narcotics officers on drug raids, observed criminal court proceedings and visited jails and prisons. He has covered street riots, mob wars and murder investigations. Paul Davis' "Crime Beat" column covers crime in both fact and fiction. His online column offers his Q&As with cops, crooks and crime writers. Paul Davis has been a student of crime since he was a 12-year-old aspiring writer growing up in South Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 in 1970 and served on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War. He also served two years on the Navy harbor tugboat USS Saugus at the U.S. nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch, Scotland. He went on to perform security work as a Defense Department civilian employee and he later became a writer. You can read Paul Davis' Crime Beat columns, crime fiction and magazine and newspaper pieces on this website. You can also read his full bio by clicking on the above photo.