What is going on here?

Posted: September 2, 2008 in Bush
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This is America.

We don’t jail journalists here.

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.”
This video is upsetting, but you deserve to know what’s really going on.
Goodman and her producers were released last night. (An AP photographer was also arrested and released). But the charges are still pending.
This story has been virtually ignored by the mainstream press.
The cable channels are providing extensive coverage of events related to the Republican National Convention, but there has been a virtual news blackout on the arrest of Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now team.
Americans deserve to know that journalists are being jailed for trying to do their jobs.
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.


I’m curious, is this the democratic mayor being over zealous in his attempt to be protective of the Republicans in a Democratic city, or have the GOP insisted on stronger protection for them against protesters?


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