Friday, September 5, 2008

Many-ass-police

I have not had any time to write lately but i am disturbed upon returning to my world and hearing that one of my heroes is facing charges for demanding DEMOCRACY NOW! at the Republican National Convention. She and a number of other journalists were arrested in St. Paul for next to nothing. I don't try to hate on anyone -- even police officers -- but i have long heard the name "Many-ass-police" thrown out there in reference to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Now i know why. And did you know the authorities there got 50 million for security at the RNC?!

"Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman was arrested while questioning police about the unlawful detention of Producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, who were arrested while they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s office is in the process of deciding whether or not to press felony P.C. (probable cause) riot charges against Democracy Now! Producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar."

If you know Amy Goodman or even if you just value our right to peaceable protest... log on to Democracy Now and sign their petition.

1 comment:

Kaydee said...

interesting. thanks for the heads up.