Continuing with the Convention Time Police State theme of my last blog post, I paste in here news and links relating to the arrest of progressive left journalist Amy Goodman (producer of "Democracy Now") near the site of the planned quadrennial convention of the significantly proto-fascistic Republican Party. There is a video of the arrest linked below.
From: M. Wassenaar <xxx>
Subject: RE: [Kfai-forum] Jailed/Needs Help
To: [email protected]
Date: Monday, September 1, 2008, 7:42 PMAmy Goodman, the national host of http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2008/9/1/amy_goodman_and_two_democracy_now_producers_unlawfully_arrested_at_the_rnc Mike Wassenaar Executive Director SPNN -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] on behalf of <xxx> Sent: Mon 9/1/2008 7:39 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [Kfai-forum] Amy Goodman Jailed/Needs Help KFAI'ers, This afternoon Amy Goodman tried to prevent the arrest of two of her staff, without success and was arrested. During the arrest, she was injured, suffering cuts and bruises. Ms. Goodman is being detained at the Grove Center at 425 Grove in St. Paul. If you have any contacts with the Mayor or St. Paul Cit y Council, please connect with them asap in an effort to obtain the release of the DN! staff, including Ms. Goodman. .....xxx! and two other reporters with the program have been detained by the for covering the march and some of the confrontations between police forces and demonstrators about 5pm this afternoon. My understanding is she was detained after trying to stop from arresting and detaining her staff, and is being held at 425 Grove. People who are concerned about free speech and journalistic integrity should contact elected officials in St Paul immediately and ask why journalists covering public events are being detained, and politely but firmly demand they be released immediately. I have worked with Amy for over a decade. The video of her arrest is here: