On Aug. 13, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald’s quickly enough while on a break from covering the protests. Since then, police actions against journalists in Ferguson have escalated in severity and frequency. Many have been tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets, and at least nine more have been arrested.
It should go without saying that these arrests are a gross violation of the reporters’ 1st Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are downright illegal. Freedom of the Press Foundation documented each journalist arrest and is filing public records requests for the arrest records of the journalists who have been assaulted, detained and arrested in Ferguson. All requests are publicly available on MuckRock.
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This is pretty cool: self-confessed anti-gun liberals, who agreed to at least see what it’s like to fire a gun, go to the L.A. Gun Club and get beginners’ training. All of them confess it’s the first time they’ve ever fired a gun in their lives. And some of them walk away from the experience […]
BOSTON (MCT) — Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It’s noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women’s hats — a discretionary purchase — sell for anywhere from $35 to $85. “This year, since the […]
This article by Hanqing Chen originally appeared August 19, 2014 at the website of ProPublica. by Hanqing Chen ProPublica, Aug. 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles […]
The Katy, Texas-based Tactical Firearms has again used the business’s marquee sign to call out President Barack Obama with a message defending Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry’s indictment is BS, according to the company. Who can name every impeachable act Obama has done? I’m about to personally go yank him out of the White House! […]
According to reports, factions of the Islamic State terror group which is brutalizing parts of the Middle East have turned their attention to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The Islamic State was mentioned on a protest sign that appeared in a live CNN broadcast of the events in Ferguson. Twitter messages from Islamic jihadists in […]
Texas Democrats are trying to weaponize last year’s DWI arrest of a high-profile party official, flying the public disgrace of Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, kamikaze-style, right into Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign.
A new poll examining how Americans feel about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where police recently shot an unarmed black teen, finds that opinions about protests in the community and the police’s response are strongly divided along racial lines.
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