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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

In a violation of the First Amendment, two Associated Press journalists covering protests in lower Manhattan Tuesday night were surrounded by New York police officers after the 8 p.m. curfew began, shoved and cursed at, and forced to leave the area. Videojournalist Robert Bumsted and photographer Maye-E Wong informed police the press are allowed after curfew as "essential workers." In video of the confrontation, an officer responds "I don't give a ---." Another tells Bumsted "get the --- out of here you piece of ---."


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AP spokesperson Lauren Easton said, "The role of journalists is to report the news on behalf of the public. It is unacceptable and deeply troubling when journalists are harassed simply for doing their job."


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The king of morons has been calling the media evil for years. What did you think morons who love their king would do?

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-06-03 09:51 PM | Reply

Just a thousand times over the past few days kind of makes a habit.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-03 11:22 PM | Reply

Minneapolis Cops Sued for Shooting, Beating, and Gassing Over a Dozen Journalists

The ACLU has filed a class-action lawsuit against Minnesota authorities on behalf of journalists whom state and local police were filmed beating, shooting, gassing, and arresting during protests against the police killing of George Floyd.

In an overnight filing, the ACLU claims the city of Minneapolis, the Minnesota State Patrol, and Minneapolis police violated the First and Fourth Amendment rights of journalists by preventing them from observing and recording the protests and by unlawfully restricting their movements, respectively. The authorities are also accused of arresting journalists without probable cause, violating their due process rights.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-03 11:25 PM | Reply

Police shot Linda Tirado, a freelance photojournalist, in the face on Saturday, permanently blinding her in one eye.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-03 11:30 PM | Reply

Minnesota State Patrol fired tear gas at reporters and photographers at point blank range.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-03 11:31 PM | Reply

Cop In Armored Truck Tells Peaceful Protesters: 'If You Do Not Move You Will Be Dead'

"If you do not move, you will be dead." The police officer's threat can be clearly heard in this short clip from Tuesday's Walnut Creek protests

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-03 11:48 PM | Reply

So, what happens when an agent of the government violates the Constitution?


#7 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-04 06:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, what happens when an agent of the government violates the Constitution?

Some officer, some where, in an unrelated incident, is assaulted. When people feel oppressed, they revolt.

#8 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-06-04 06:54 AM | Reply

America is in serious trouble. If the authorities can't figure out a peaceful solution to the chaos, to include concessions, there will be a full fledged revolution. The GOP in particular will not like the outcome, although some Democrats don't have clean hands either.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2020-06-04 03:39 PM | Reply

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