Monday, October 03, 2011

old scores

The Democracy Now! site tells us that the suit filed by Amy Goodman and her radio show producers for false arrest at the Republican convention in Minneapolis three years ago has been settled for six figures.

Today, Amy Goodman, the award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now! news hour, will announce details of a six-figure settlement in a federal lawsuit brought by her and Democracy Now! producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar against the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the U.S. Secret Service, challenging the policies and conduct of law enforcement during the 2008 Republican National Convention held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, which resulted in the unlawful arrests of Democracy Now! journalists as they were trying to report on public protest and political dissent.

Goodman had press conference at Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza at one p.m. to discuss the suit and its results, but I haven't seen any out-takes or synopses yet.

Got this at Susie's place.

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