Monday, September 01, 2008

Amy Goodman arrested outside the RNC

Amy Goodman, a famous journalist who helps us know what the MSM will not tell us, was arrested today. Here is a video of the arrest.

This is a sad day for the United States of America.

This constitutes one in of our series of Constitution Blogging.
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
You can read about the militarization of Minneapolis (even before protests began) and the execrable behavior in Gleen Greenwald's post.

He writes:
Perhaps most extraordinarily, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now -- the radio and TV broadcaster who has been a working journalist for close to 20 years -- was arrested on the street and charged with "conspiracy to riot." Audio of her arrest, which truly shocked and angered the crowd of observers, is here. I just attended a Press Conference with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief John M. Harrington and -- after they boasted of how "restrained" their police actions were -- asked about the journalists and lawyers who had been detained and/or arrested both today and over the weekend. They said they wouldn't give any information about journalists who had been arrested today, though they said they believed that "one journalist" had been, and that she "was seemingly a participant in the riots, not simply a non-participant." I'll have video of the Press Conference posted shortly.

H/t to Ian Welsh at Firedoglake for the video and for all the bloggers who are trying to make this outrage known.
--the BB

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

It is disgusting. Outrage. So wrong.

America is no more.

Nope. Not at all.