Acclaimed Journalist Amy Goodman Arrested

On Labor Day, Amy Goodman was arrested, detained and held accused of “obstruct[ing] a legal process” and “interfer[ing] with a peace officer”[11] while fellow Democracy Now! producers were held on charges of “probable cause for riot”.[12] Some sources have criticized the arrests of the producers as unlawful and a violation of the freedom of the press.[13] She and her colleagues were later released, but they still face charges stemming from their arrests.[14]

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Government crackdowns on journalists threaten democracy

AMY GOODMAN
SYNDICATED COLUMNIST

Nicole was videotaping. Her tape of her own violent arrest is chilling. Police in riot gear charged her, yelling, “Get down on your face.” You hear her voice, clearly and repeatedly announcing “Press! Press! Where are we supposed to go?” She was trapped between parked cars. The camera drops to the pavement amid Nicole’s screams of pain. Her face was smashed into the pavement, and she was bleeding from the nose, with the heavy officer with a boot or knee on her back. Another officer was pulling on her leg. Sharif was thrown up against the wall and kicked in the chest, and he was bleeding from his arm.
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