Friday, September 19, 2008

Journalist' Charges Dropped

About time.


St. Paul City Hall announced today that they are dropping all charges against journalists arrested while covering the protests outside the Republican National Convention -- including Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

Your action made all the difference.

You and more than 62,000 other people signed our open letter demanding that the charges be dropped. The day after the convention, we delivered your signatures in person to the mayor of St. Paul.

Today’s great news happened because together, we responded quickly and spoke out strongly. This is your victory.

There were alot of people and organizations protesting those arrests. Speaking up works, especially if it puts people in the spotlight who don't want to be there.

And here is the rest of it.


Diane J Standiford said...

These knee JERK acts of police aggression are usually dismissed when cooler and more apt to be held accountable politicians step in. But anytime we the people speak up, all the better. Speak up! Yea!

brenda said...

I gladly signed that petition, it proves that when enough people get involved it makes a huge difference. Protesters have a right to fight for what they believe in, and the media has a right to cover it. I respect police officers as long as they dont think they are "above the law". "Protect and serve" doesnt mean harass and arrest innocent people who are only doing their jobs. I'm glad to hear the charges were dropped.