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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 07:42 PM

2 Journalists Covering Inauguration Protests Face Felony Riot Charges

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Source: Huffington Post

Two journalists arrested while covering President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington have been charged with felony rioting, an accusation one of their employers called an “affront to the First Amendment.”

Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alexander Rubinstein of RT America were among more than 200 people arrested during anti-Trump demonstrations Friday, The Guardian reports. Most of those people face felony rioting charges, according to CBS.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/journalists-inauguration-protests-felony-riot-charges_us_5887ca89e4b0441a8f71888b?yipmegevaw2ep14i&



Holy crap the crackdown on reporters began inauguration day.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 07:53 PM

1. I have very little sympathy for RT at all. That said this part is important:

However, none of the arrest reports for the journalists include any allegations of individual wrongdoing, according to The Guardian. Instead, the documents simply refer to large numbers of people being arrested for destroying property or violating rioting laws.

Similarly, probable cause documents for Engel and Rubinstein obtained by The Huffington Post describe a large group vandalizing property and starting fires, with some people throwing objects at officers. Both documents are identical, and each state that the defendant was “arrested as part of this group.”



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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 07:56 PM

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