Jailing journalists is unacceptable in a democracy. But that’s exactly what is happening at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.
Award winning journalist and host of “Democracy Now” Amy Goodman was arrested 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.”
E-mail CNN President Jonathan Klein and NBC News President Steve Capus today (NBC News controls MSNBC) to demand coverage of this brutally important story.
Free Press: Stop the Arrests of Journalists. Sign the Letter.
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Yes we do jail s- when they break past a police line and charge the incoming limousine that the police are protecting. You’ll notice that most journalists have enough sense to stay back where the police tell them too, as they are supposed to do.
Goodman let her guts ge in the way of her thinking – or she deliberately behaved in such so as to be arrested either to further her agenda or increase her ratings.