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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-of-the-press dept.

Amy Goodman, host of the New York City-based leftist news programme Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass by the North Dakota state's attorney (prosecutor). The charge was changed to riot, then was dismissed due to lack of evidence when Goodman appeared in court on Monday. The charges stemmed from her presence at a protest in September against construction of the Dakota Access (Bakken) oil pipeline, after the protest was reported on her show.

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  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:53PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:53PM (#416131)

    http://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=3592026 [ndcourts.gov]

    (not a rickroll... if I was gonna rickroll you you'd never see it coming)

    Moderately interesting she was had an arrest warrant for some weeks. Seems a bit harsh for mere trespassing. Sounds about right for political retribution against media. Isn't it fun living in a banana republic of a nation?

    still trying to find new charges against her or not?

    Thats a question only the prosecutor can answer, I guess.

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  • (Score: 2) by Nerdfest on Wednesday October 19 2016, @04:22PM

    by Nerdfest (80) on Wednesday October 19 2016, @04:22PM (#416198)

    Me, I'd stop looking for more charges against her and start looking for bribes to the prosecutor and other people that are trying to charge her for questioning the corporate overlords. I'm betting evidence of bribery or some other sort of corruption wouldn't be very hard to find.
    But that's just me, apparently.