This is unbelievable treatment of a journalist, regardless of Network. Clearly she is trying to ask a question.  The police knew very well who she was from the beginning of the incident. Welcome to Bush’s America which looks alot like a police state.

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! host unlawfully arrested at RNC

Amy Goodman Speaks About Being Arrested at RNC

Read Amy Goodman’s explanation of the events, chilling that this was allowed to happen.

This incident may have some history behind it.

The Uptake  has a video for Aug. 30 (below) which they state that;

 Sat. Aug 30, 2008. Saint Paul, MN Police Department raids a home at 591 Iglehart Avenue at gunpoint. The journalists include a contributing photojournalist with “Democracy Now”, whose host Amy Goodman appears in this clip jumping a fence to question police officers.

This is part of a series of police actions on the eve of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

After several hours, all those detained were released. No arrests. No property was seized as result of the search warrant. The clip ends with an interview with homeowner Mike Whalen. At the start of the clip, a neighbor shouts to the media and onlookers that we could all come into her backyard to see the detained people held in the adjacent backyard.

Video by Chuck Tomlinson

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