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Police Arrest Occupy Houston Protestors for Using Rain Tarpnew

Police arrested 11 Occupy Houston protestors on Tuesday night for using a tarp to protect some electronic equipment from the rain, an apparent violation of the city's law prohibiting tents in city parks. During the arrest, protestors videotaped a officer refusing to give his badge number to another protestor.
Houston Press  |  Steve Jansen  |  11-10-2011  |  #OCCUPY

How I Spent Election Night in a Baltimore Jailnew

Why was I, a 42-year-old husband and father of two young daughters, a senior employee of Johns Hopkins, a freelance journalist, and a law-abiding, civic-minded guy, sitting in my piss-soaked underwear in the back of a paddy wagon outside the Northern District police station?
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael M. Hughes  |  11-14-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Amy Goodman Talks About Indie Media and Her RNC Arrestnew

The Democracy Now! host says that all charges against her and her producers have been dropped, but "it has a chilling effect on our ability to report."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  10-20-2008  |  Media

Where's the Outrage Over Media Mistreatment at the RNC?new

Given the media's reputation for self-absorption, it's remarkable how little attention the press has paid to the crackdown on journalists during September’s Republican National Convention.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  10-02-2008  |  Media

A Tale of Two Cities: The RNC You Saw and the One You Didn'tnew

There was carefully crafted show inside the Excel Energy Center, and a street-level populist protest in which hundreds were tear-gassed and arrested, including prominent journalists. In the arena, the nomination of Sarah Palin palpably energized the Republican delegates, but events away from the arena were more revealing.
The Texas Observer  |  Elizabeth DiNovella  |  09-24-2008  |  Politics

Minneapolis Mayor to Arrested Journalists: Drop Deadnew

For a city leadership that spent so much time trying to convince everyone that the convention was in Minneapolis, too, Mayor R.T. Rybak's office suddenly wants very little to do with hosting the RNC, especially those nasty reports of police brutality and journalist arrests.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Beth Walton  |  09-17-2008  |  Media

Criminalizing Journalism at the RNCnew

Dozens of reporters were arrested while covering the Republican National Convention. What does that mean for America?
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  09-15-2008  |  Media

Dozens of Journalists Arrested at RNCnew

As McCain spoke Thursday night about America's obligation to confront "threats to peace and liberty in our time," armed agents were busy cuffing and detaining nearly 400 people a half-mile away. Most were protesters who had overstayed their permit -- many were journalists and bystanders. I was one of them.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Matt Snyders  |  09-10-2008  |  Politics

Shepard Fairey and Robert Indiana Cause Trouble at the DNCnew

Fairey and company spent seventeen hours in jail, first at the infamous "Gitmo on the Platte" warehouse the city set up for DNC protesters. But he wasn't the only artist to get caught in the tentacles of DNC security.
Westword  |  Staff  |  09-08-2008  |  Politics

RNC Dispatch: Democracy in St. Paulnew

While Republicans gestured inside, police stole the streets from the people.
LEO Weekly  |  Sam Stoker  |  09-07-2008  |  Politics

RNC Protest Arrests: Minneapolis, Meet Beijingnew

Some of the dimmer and, frankly, underreported stories of the Beijing Olympics were those of the political dissidents and protesters who were arrested, detained and shipped away, far from the ostentatious opening ceremonies and cheering crowds. Three weeks later in America at the Republican National Convention, we are seeing a similar disassembling of civil liberties; and unlike the Chinese, we have a Constitution guaranteeing our rights.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  09-04-2008  |  Commentary

Vermont Bill to Help Children of Incarcerated Parents Moves Forwardnew

Vermont currently has no mandatory training or statewide protocols that address how police deal with children at the time of a parent's arrest. But a new bill, one of four such pieces of pending legislation, would mandate a study of prevailing practices around the state.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  04-14-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Operation MBI Shamenew

On the heels of the agency's arrest of three Weekly employees, we take a closer look at how Orlando's vice cops really operate.
Orlando Weekly  |  Staff  |  10-23-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Streets of Rage: How Bush and the GOP Mobilized Half a Million Peoplenew

All week, people have invoked George W. Bush's name in anger and ridicule in documentaries, art shows, poetry readings, even die-ins, all part of the convulsion of creative dissent that his presidency has unintentionally unleashed.
The Village Voice  |  Tom Robbins and Jennifer Gonnerman  |  09-02-2004  |  Politics

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