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  •  Their Explanation Stops RIDICULOUSLY Short (10+ / 0-)
    "I'm going to tell you in the midst of chaos, when officers are running around, we're not sure who's a journalist and who's not," Johnson said, according to an audio recording. "Yes, if I see somebody with a $50,000 camera on their shoulder, I'm pretty sure. But some journalists are walking around, and all you have is a cellphone because you're from a small media outlet. Some of you may just have a camera around your neck."
    ...of explaining why the fuck they're arresting people who they think AREN'T reporters.  What legal justification do they have for arresting them whether they think they're reporters or not?
    •  All the more reason the Ferguson PD (3+ / 0-)
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      should be disbanded. It would be a message to others on how NOT to handle a crisis.

      … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

      by mosesfreeman on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 01:00:39 PM PDT

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