Regaining our Rights, one step at a time..
When good people do nothing, they get something, but it’s not good!
The people in government who are out of the pockets of Corporate America are demonstrating their steps to take away our freedoms, so they will have an easier time engaging in WAR. They create an atmosphere of fear in order to have an excuse to abridge our Constitution; it is a SLAP in the face, to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms. PUT A STOP TO IT. Below is an example of the threat to freedom of the press, our fourth branch of government and possibly our most important, because without honest news reporting, which we have very little of now, the lies and deceit will be forever hidden.
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) with co-counsel
De Leon & Nestor and Weil and Gotshal & Manges filed a federal lawsuit in the
U.S. District Court of Minnesota against Minneapolis and St. Paul law
enforcement on behalf of renowned independent journalists Amy Goodman, Sharif
Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar. The lawsuit arises from the unlawful and
unreasonable arrest and the use of force against journalists covering protests
and dissent around the 2008 Republic National Convention (RNC). Authorities
arrested Goodman, Kouddous, and Salazar even though they posed no threat and
were carrying out their duties and exercising their rights as journalists to
document events surrounding the RNC and the activities of law enforcement.
Learn more about our case
Goodman v. St. Paul.
The policies, practices and actions of federal and local law
enforcement at the RNC are part of a larger civil liberties crisis that has been
intensifying at an alarming rate over the past decade. Peaceful police-protestor
interactions across the country have been met with brutal force by law
enforcement, all while domestic surveillance activities by the government have
increased dramatically. Individuals and activists are also given overblown and
draconian sentences for constitutionally protected, lawful and peaceful conduct.
Watch Amy Goodman discuss the
filing on her show, Democracy Now!
These severe and unconstitutional
practices cannot go
unchallenged. Thank you for
continuing to stand with us.
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