NYPD Pattern Of Arresting, Harassing Journalists Continues

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One month ago, the third installment in a series of sternly worded letters was sent to the NYPD pleading for the department to stop obstructing members of the media from doing their jobs. Yet this weekend, five journalists were arrested covering Occupy Wall Street protesters, while others reported an atmosphere of harassment and intimidation from police officers, including a photographer on assignment for the Associated Press who was shoved and blocked from taking a photo by a Lieutenant in the NYPD’s Legal Bureau.

via Gothamist.

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  1. I think the America people need to take note on how NYPD is treating photojournalists. My opine is we are seeing the results of recent world events and how law enforcement over reacts. I could be wrong though and there could be more truth to DG playful comment.