1. Occupy Wall Street 'Media Blackout': Journalists Arrested, Roughed Up, Blocked From Covering Clearing

    occupytheplanet:

    The Society Of Professional Journalists has condemned the arrests of reporters carried out by the New York Police Department during their raid of the Occupy Wall Street encampment.

    In a statement on Tuesday, the group noted that at least six journalists had been arrested, and called “for all charges against these journalists to be dropped and for greater care by police to avoid arresting or otherwise obstructing journalists who are simply and clearly doing their jobs.” It also stressed that “the journalists were either wearing press credentials or explained to police that they were reporters covering the protests,” and argued, “they were clearly exercising the constitutional right of a free press…it is clear now that many journalists have been erroneously arrested without cause.”

    (via socialuprooting)

      1. echooftheelements reblogged this from socialuprooting and added:
        why do you have police again???
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        This same shit happens in Chile all the time… sick world.
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        -_____- what more proof do we need that the “land of the free” isn’t really free anymore?
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