Monday, 1 September 2008

Amy Goodman Arrested

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her.

Following on the earlier post about the seizing of a permaculture bus. The police in the US seem to have taken leave of their senses - or are enjoying the new powers that they have been given. Holding journalists on the specious charge of "suspicion of rioting" would not stand up in the worst banana republic. "a clear violation of the freedom of the press and the First Amendment rights"

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