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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 JoeMerchant on Thursday October 20 2016, @01:52PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 20 2016, @01:52PM (#416654)

    It's basic police harassment. Now, try to prove _that_ in court.

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