Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Jailing journalists

Award winning journalist and host of "Democracy Now" Amy Goodman was arrested on Monday by St. Paul police while covering a protest outside the Republican National Convention. Though clearly identified as press, Goodman was charged with "obstruction of a legal process and interference with a 'peace officer.'" Two of her producers were arrested for "suspicion of felony riot."

Goodman and her producers were released Monday night. AP photographer Matt Rourke was also arrested and released after police doused him with pepper spray and forced him to the ground, scraping up his elbows and knees.

Charges are still pending against all of these journalists simply for trying to do their jobs.

Here is the video of her arrest:

Here is her report on Democracy now today:

I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
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