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Getty Images photographer Scott Olson (C) is arrested by a highway patrol officer during a protest for the shooting death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. He was arrested because police required media to be within certain areas, me
The thug police force in Ferguson, Missouri, continues wage its campaign against the public it is sworn to defend—take this tweet from KMOV reporter Chris Stanford for example:
Finally called it a night in #ferguson when police shot tear gas at us.  Laser sight pointed right at our vehicle.
Obviously, the most tragic consequence of their savage brutality was the slaying of unarmed teen Mike Brown, but the police in Ferguson have also tried to light the First Amendment on fire, arresting and attacking reporter after reporter in an attempt to intimidate the media from covering their world. The list of reporters arrested so far, according to the Poynter Institute:
  • Ryan Devereaux (The Intercept)
  • Frank Hermann (Die Welt)
  • Ansgar Graw (Die Welt)
  • Lukas Hermsmeier (Die Welt)
  • Scott Olson (Getty Images)
  • Robert Klemko (Sports Illustrated)
  • Rob Crilly (The Telegraph)
  • Neil Munshi (Financial Times)
  • Ryan J. Reilly (The Huffington Post)
  • Wesley Lowery (The Washington Post)

And it's not going to get better: The Ferguson police are vowing to continue their totalitarian campaign of arresting the media.

8:47 AM PT: In case you haven't seen it, here's an iconic photo of Ferguson police that Scott Olson (one of the arrested journalists) took before being incarcerated.


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