Local News in Detroit: Race, Distrust, and Disconnection
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Arresting a reporter on assignment is a direct violation of the first amendment, which protects a free and independent press in this country. And it keeps happening. @NYPDnews: release Chris Mathias (@letsgomathias) immediately. https://twitter.com/huffpost/status/1266934050415095808
President Trump's demonization of the media comes to full fruition, as both cops and protesters target clearly identified journalists with violence and arrests, despite no provocation at all. #GeorgeFloydProtests https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/us/minneapolis-protests-press.html
It used to be that in a melee, a press pass was akin to a Red Cross symbol. It told all sides you were not a combatant and were to be left alone to do your vital work. No more. Reporter Tom Aviles of @wcco audibly identifies himself, yet is arrested. https://twitter.com/mplstvguy/status/1266921843652526080