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    Half A Dozen Journalists Now Facing Felony Charges For Covering Inauguration Protests avatar by Caleb Stephen | Jan 25, 2017

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    Half A Dozen Journalists Now Facing Felony Charges For Covering Inauguration Protests avatar by Caleb Stephen | Jan 25, 2017

    Post  mudra on Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:37 pm

    Half A Dozen Journalists Now Facing Felony Charges For Covering Inauguration Protests avatar by Caleb Stephen | Jan 25, 2017

    WASHINGTON D.C. (WeAreChange) — Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after they covered the unrest surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump. These charges come after two journalists, Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America, were arrested and charged with felonies while covering the same unrest on Friday morning.

    A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer, and a freelance reporter were each charged with the most serious level of offense under Washington DC’s law against rioting, after being caught up in the police action against Trump protestors.

    All six were arraigned in superior court on Saturday and released to await further hearings in February and March, according to court filings. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said late on Tuesday that charges against journalists who were covering the protests should be dropped.

    These charges mean that the six media personnel face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

    Also arrested while covering the demonstrations at 12th and L streets and later charged were Shay Horse, an independent photojournalist and activist, and Aaron Cantú, a freelance journalist and activist, who has written for outlets including the Baffler, the Washington Spectator, and the New Inquiry. Both deny wrongdoing.

    In all, more than 200 people were arrested on Friday, after property was vandalized in the US capital in the hours around Trump’s swearing-in as president. Police said that six officers suffered minor injuries.

    The indiscriminate arrests of anybody who happened to be in areas where protests were occurring is a direct threat of the First Amendment and is very concerning to many, especially those involved in the independent media industry. It should be noted that most of the journalists arrested were freelancers.

    WeAreChange’s Luke Rudskowki was on the ground in DC as the protests were occurring. He was caught in the mayhem as riot police unleashed pepper spray on both the protesters and the journalists covering the scene:

    read on: Arrow http://wearechange.org/journalists-facing-felony-charges-covering-inauguration-protests/

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest?CMP=share_btn_fb

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    Post  Carol on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:09 pm

    Hopefully this will sort itself out before or when they go to trial.


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    Post  Mercuriel on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:38 pm

    I'm pretty sure that President Trump will set things right. Obama was gone sure but only JUST. Once this goes across the President's Desk - It's My hope He'll rectify It. That said - Please stay on this Mudra and let Us know what is going on with this.

    I'm gonna "Gab" It and get this Info out there to get even more exposure...

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