Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Video - Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Arrested in St. Paul

This video was from Labor Day, and I've been wanting to post it so it can be passed around. Amy Goodman is an independant journalist and host of Democracy Now! Her journalism is well known and she is a hero to those of us who yearn for the good 'ol days of muckraking investigative journalism. Two of her journalists were also arrested and treated roughly.

Alternet has her side of the story, and rest assured she will share all with the world. Pass the word, kids, and keep your eyes open. Democracy requires you to pay a price. Now is when the bills comes due.

ST. PAUL -- Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and producers Sharif Abdel
Kouddous and Nicole Salazar have all been released from police custody in St.
Paul following their illegal arrest by Minneapolis Police on Monday

All three were violently manhandled by law enforcement officers. Abdel
Kouddous was slammed against a wall and the ground, leaving his arms scraped and
bloodied. He sustained other injuries to his chest and back. Salazar's violent
arrest by baton-wielding officers, during which she was slammed to the ground
while yelling, "I'm Press! Press!," resulted in her nose bleeding, as well as
causing facial pain. Goodman's arm was violently yanked by police as she was

On Tuesday, Democracy Now! will broadcast video of these arrests, as well as
the broader police action. These will also be available on:

Goodman was arrested while questioning police about the unlawful detention of
Kouddous and Salazar who were arrested while they carried out their journalistic
duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention.
Goodman's crime appears to have been defending her colleagues and the freedom of
the press.

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