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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 HiThere on Wednesday October 19 2016, @06:48PM

    by HiThere (866) on Wednesday October 19 2016, @06:48PM (#416279) Journal

    This time don't blame the judge. He can't punish the prosecution for filing charges that aren't frivolous. These appear to have been harassment, but not frivolous. And he promptly dismissed them for lack of evidence. (Would he have done that without the new spotlight? Good question, no answer.)

    But *THIS* time the only people to blame are the prosecution and it's managers, supervisors, etc., all the way up to the governor.

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