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Equinox Moon

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Mon Oct 17, 2016, 04:46 PM Oct 2016

Breaking: Judge Rejects "Riot" Charges Against Amy Goodman in North Dakota [View all]

Source: Democracy NOW!

WEB EXCLUSIVE - October 17, 2016

A North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.

“This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access pipeline,” said Goodman. "We will continue to report on this epic struggle of Native Americans and their non-Native allies taking on the fossil fuel industry and an increasingly militarized police in this time when climate change threatens the planet."

Read more: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/17/breaking_riot_charges_against_amy_goodman

Fantastic News!
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The charge was a bridge too far. The judge realized that. nt MADem Oct 2016 #1
sometimes justice prevails DK504 Oct 2016 #13
This is great news Gothmog Oct 2016 #2
That was exactly my prediction a few days ago still_one Oct 2016 #3
Love her show underpants Oct 2016 #4
Good! ananda Oct 2016 #5
Blatant civil rights violations by Mike Pence, Indiana Governor and Trump's VP bananas Oct 2016 #6
Yes, all of that riotous behavior of christx30 Oct 2016 #7
police do that to everyone, slap false charges on them to waste their time & money. Sunlei Oct 2016 #8
REAL Journalism wins out Montauk6 Oct 2016 #9
Were there other "regular" people also vindicated of charges? LiberalLovinLug Oct 2016 #10
Scary statute here, take a look Fahrenthold451 Oct 2016 #11
Remember when people said trump should be charged with this? Equinox Moon Oct 2016 #15
yeah, "we can detain you for anything we want" deal. welcome to DU! Divine Discontent Oct 2016 #17
File Under "Sudden Outbreak of Common Sense" neeksgeek Oct 2016 #12
Yes! Equinox Moon Oct 2016 #20
k and r niyad Oct 2016 #14
Dumdum Donnie would have already had her locked up, under his regime Divine Discontent Oct 2016 #16
Good. Sometimes, justice happens friendly_iconoclast Oct 2016 #18
This was the only possible honest and fair ruling Achilleaze Oct 2016 #19
Indeed, plus, it was the state's attorney that charged her! Equinox Moon Oct 2016 #21
Well, we knew they'd never stick Warpy Oct 2016 #22
Yeah, carry on Amy! wordpix Oct 2016 #23
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