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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 FatPhil on Wednesday October 19 2016, @10:12PM

    by FatPhil (863) <> on Wednesday October 19 2016, @10:12PM (#416379) Homepage
    > That the charges keep shifting-- first it was "criminal trespass" now it's "inciting a riot", is one of many clear signs that authorities are more interested in suppressing than protecting and serving the public. I mean, what's next, a catchall "disturbing the peace" or "disorderly conduct"?

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