Charges Dropped Against Reporters Arrested During RNC
A while back I noted the arrest of Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and other reporters who were covering protests outside of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. On Friday, the St. Paul City Attorney’s office announced that it is dropping charges against Goodman and more than 40 other journalists who were arrested.
Here is Goodman’s reaction to the announcement:
It’s good that these false charges have finally been dropped, but we never should have been arrested to begin with. These violent and unlawful arrests disrupted our work and had a chilling effect on the reporting of dissent. Freedom of the press is also about the public’s right to know what is happening on their streets. There needs to be a full investigation of law enforcement activities during the convention.”