Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Minneapolis | Police State Update

Why would you need brown shirts when you got Minneapolis riot police?
They've declared war on protesters and apparently journalists in America. By means of pepper spray, rubber bullets, concussion grenades, batons and plastic handcuffs.
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Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC



"..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 arrested..

..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.."



Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Condemns Police Intimidation of Journalists

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