Reporters arrested at GOP convention: No charges

  • Article by: CHRIS WILLIAMS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 19, 2008 - 5:30 PM
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zinovySep. 19, 08 9:49 AM

Is this what America has become? Good Lord.

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lvanonymousSep. 19, 0810:02 AM

So it's ok to break the law if you are a journalist? This is a good day for the Paparazzi.

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a1batrossSep. 19, 0810:04 AM

These are the same sorry tactics as were used during the RNC convention in New York in 2004. The authorities game the system by arresting en masse, then avoid having to answer to their actions in court by dropping charges after the event is over. First Amendment rights are effectively suspended for the duration of the event, with no penalties.

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lvanonymousSep. 19, 0810:22 AM

Oh yeah, because people don't 'crash' DNC parties and act like immature children.

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ParisPeasantSep. 19, 0810:53 AM

http://reclaimthemedia.org/journalistic_practice/society_of_professional_journa%3D6156 So there you are, lvanonymous and peterhartmark. Reporters were arrested at both; gratuitous police tactics were used at both. So it should concern both "sides." I believe in your right to speak and will defend it. Oh, and I don't think many liberals block the doors of women's health care clinics.

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scotty77Sep. 19, 0811:01 AM

Nope, not a public event - an illegal assembly. They did NOT have the right to be there. I am sick of journalists who think they have more rights then the general public. They don't, and police should *NEVER* treat them better than the public.

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peterhartmarkSep. 19, 0811:02 AM

Yeah, we are brown shirts mutt10r. We even goose step in formation, how da ya like that? If the "accredited journalists" were in the way or otherwise not doing what law enforcement was asking them to do, then they should be arrested. The demonstrators made their point and it was covered all over the news. They hate Bush/Cheney and the war on terror and McCain/Palin and anyone who might happen to disagree with their socialist agenda. YAAAAWWNNN!!! We have heard it and seen it all before. The first amendment is safe and sound, the message got out. But what about my point? The liberals and their fascination with the "Fairness Doctrine" and their willingness to shut down legitimate political discourse on the radio. What about that?

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funnguySep. 19, 0811:19 AM

There is no way she can say she was trying to cover the event in her arrest. She came to the scene where he producers were being held and tried to physically force her way through the police line. She was told several times to back away and finally arrested when she tried to push past, demanding to see her producers. Why does she have that right.....any answer from you liberals on this one. This was not about freedom of press, it was about her thinking she is above the law. Disrespectful arrogant behavior at it's finest from our liberal media.

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jalarsSep. 19, 0811:20 AM

And the vast majority of the ones arrested at the RNC were NOT doing anything wrong, just peacably assembling as protected by the Constitution.

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StoopidlogonSep. 19, 0811:21 AM

I always chuckle when I read comments that mention "the liberals".

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