6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

Aug 19, 2014 Full story: KION 46 39

Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Aug 19, 2014
Once it is determined that they are journalists, they are released.

Cops can't tell who is working and who is just protesting.

Unless the media has something like a LARGE CAMERA, making their work there obvious, they look like just a regular protester.

Everyone already knows what is going on there. There are protesters and looters and fires and people behaving badly. Not much to report.

So let's report about the reporters who the police don't know who is who or who is doing what.

All reporters who were temporarily detained have been released.

Nothing to see here.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#2 Aug 19, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Once it is determined that they are journalists, they are released.
Cops can't tell who is working and who is just protesting.
Unless the media has something like a LARGE CAMERA, making their work there obvious, they look like just a regular protester.
Everyone already knows what is going on there. There are protesters and looters and fires and people behaving badly. Not much to report.
So let's report about the reporters who the police don't know who is who or who is doing what.
All reporters who were temporarily detained have been released.
Nothing to see here.
More of those Chinese, crush the dissent tactics being employed by proponents of the militarized police state. Classic communist strategy favored in Europe for centries.
fyi

Corsicana, TX

#3 Aug 19, 2014
Eleanor, the media (reporters) have a belief that they, because of their profession, have special privileges, and should not be restricted in what they do. The practicalities of the situation, their own safety, the safety of others, they think, is secondary to their privilege as media. If their presence and reports inflame the situation it is a price they believe is worth paying. Even when common people are injured of loose their life.

The media is not the main threat. Agents provocateur love this kind of mob chaos. You can bet that everyone who is or wants to be a professional revolutionary is or will be in Ferguson. They will be from the far Left, far Right, and any radical political group with a presence in the USA. Their objective: to destabilize the government, and discredit all but their political sympathizers.
So far the ineptness of the authorities, the drama created by media and the provocateurs have combined to discredit the USA.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Aug 19, 2014
Journalists are not immune to the rule of law. Many journalists are attention seeking provocateurs intimidating the police and instructing criminals in how to act out, so the journalist can have a story. This is especially true today, when the universities have been turned into Leftist indoctrination camps, who put out journalists in name only. Journalism is dead in America and the Marxists have killed it. Most media is now bought and paid for agents of the Marxists in government.

After having intentionally identified the home address and community of the police officer shooting the young punk Brown (who actually broke the officers bones around his eye), CNN and Washington Post "journalists" should be targeted in the same fashion, that these trouble making fools wished on the officer.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#5 Aug 19, 2014
Sorry,but the press must follow the same rules as the rest of us.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#6 Aug 19, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Unless the media has something like a LARGE CAMERA, making their work there obvious, they look like just a regular protester..
I would hope the cops can read the journalist labels that some have around their necks to state they are journalists.

Three journalists from German newspapers were also taken into custody on Monday evening. Two of them, Ansgar Graw and Frank Herrmann of the newspaper Die Welt, were detained for three hours and then released without any charges.

"This was a very new experience," Graw wrote, according to an English-language translation of his German-language account. "I've been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I've been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I've met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police? For that I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America."

We should always be concerned when journalists are unable to do their jobs - especially when those journalists go back to their countries with those kind of stories.,
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 Aug 19, 2014
fyi wrote:
Eleanor, the media (reporters) have a belief that they, because of their profession, have special privileges, and should not be restricted in what they do. The practicalities of the situation, their own safety, the safety of others, they think, is secondary to their privilege as media. If their presence and reports inflame the situation it is a price they believe is worth paying. Even when common people are injured of loose their life.
The media is not the main threat. Agents provocateur love this kind of mob chaos. You can bet that everyone who is or wants to be a professional revolutionary is or will be in Ferguson. They will be from the far Left, far Right, and any radical political group with a presence in the USA. Their objective: to destabilize the government, and discredit all but their political sympathizers.
So far the ineptness of the authorities, the drama created by media and the provocateurs have combined to discredit the USA.
The only identified groups from out of State are Marxists... Marxists, who Holder refuses to arrest and prosecute for provable crimes because Holder is a Marxist under orders from Obama, who is a Marxist. Obama has intentionally inflamed the people rioting and looting in Ferguson by calling their angers "rightful", when all facts have shown him wrong.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#8 Aug 19, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
Nothing to see here.
11 journalists have been arrested and released - we want those journalists to see everything there.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#9 Aug 19, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
11 journalists have been arrested and released - we want those journalists to see everything there.
Your wish has been granted. Eleven journalists even had the opportunity for a private discussion with the police there!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Aug 19, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Journalists are not immune to the rule of law. Many journalists are attention seeking provocateurs intimidating the police and instructing criminals in how to act out, so the journalist can have a story. This is especially true today, when the universities have been turned into Leftist indoctrination camps, who put out journalists in name only. Journalism is dead in America and the Marxists have killed it. Most media is now bought and paid for agents of the Marxists in government.
After having intentionally identified the home address and community of the police officer shooting the young punk Brown (who actually broke the officers bones around his eye), CNN and Washington Post "journalists" should be targeted in the same fashion, that these trouble making fools wished on the officer.
Bullshit, o disturbed one. If you were any more extreme, you could be Torquemada's mentor.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#11 Aug 19, 2014
radiofreeamerica wrote:
Sorry,but the press must follow the same rules as the rest of us.
Well, some of the press. Progressives are currently presumed exempt.
Barry McBanh

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Aug 19, 2014
again!!!;-0
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 Aug 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshit, o disturbed one. If you were any more extreme, you could be Torquemada's mentor.
More disinformation from you. No matter how many times current, or historical information contradicts your views, you continue to hold to ridiculous, empty views of history.

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Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#14 Aug 19, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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I would hope the cops can read the journalist labels that some have around their necks to state they are journalists.
Three journalists from German newspapers were also taken into custody on Monday evening. Two of them, Ansgar Graw and Frank Herrmann of the newspaper Die Welt, were detained for three hours and then released without any charges.
"This was a very new experience," Graw wrote, according to an English-language translation of his German-language account. "I've been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I've been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I've met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police? For that I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America."
We should always be concerned when journalists are unable to do their jobs - especially when those journalists go back to their countries with those kind of stories.,
Yes, we should be concerned when journalists are unable to do their jobs...like they were all unable to do their jobs a a couple of months ago while we had a so-called "humanitarian crisis" on our border. Where was your outrage then?

Why are you always so concerned with what the rest of the world thinks?

And if the troubles in Ferguson weren't being live streamed 24/7, do you suppose things would might down?
the Light

El Paso, TX

#15 Aug 19, 2014
Why do these Journalists think their above the law? There's a curfew for everyone else. I don't blame the cops for getting mad.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#16 Aug 19, 2014
Do you suppose things might calm down?
foster

Ashburn, VA

#17 Aug 19, 2014
Chicopee wrote:
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Yes, we should be concerned when journalists are unable to do their jobs...like they were all unable to do their jobs a a couple of months ago while we had a so-called "humanitarian crisis" on our border. Where was your outrage then?
Why are you always so concerned with what the rest of the world thinks?
And if the troubles in Ferguson weren't being live streamed 24/7, do you suppose things would might down?
Why would you calm down freedom fightes legitmate with grievances ?
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#18 Aug 19, 2014
foster wrote:
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Why would you calm down freedom fightes legitmate with grievances ?
....Sorry, could you repeat that question?
edward kenway

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 19, 2014
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, we should be concerned when journalists are unable to do their jobs...like they were all unable to do their jobs a a couple of months ago while we had a so-called "humanitarian crisis" on our border. Where was your outrage then?
Why are you always so concerned with what the rest of the world thinks?
And if the troubles in Ferguson weren't being live streamed 24/7, do you suppose things would might down?
The humanitarian crisis at the border isnt over, that border is still open
the Light

El Paso, TX

#20 Aug 20, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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11 journalists have been arrested and released - we want those journalists to see everything there.
They did, they were priveledged enough to see inside of a jail cell. Why do the idiots think they are above the law?

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