Friday, September 19, 2008

small reprieve for democracy

Happy to hear this news, that charges have been dropped against Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar of Democracy Now, who along with nearly 40 other journalists, were arrested during demonstrations at the Republican National Convention.

This account of what happened more or less says what you need to know:
Goodman was arrested while asking police to release Kouddous and Salazar who had been violently arrested while reporting on street demonstrations. After being handcuffed and pushed to the ground, Goodman reiterated that she was was a credentialed reporter. Secret Service then ripped the credential from around her neck.

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