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Criminalizing Reporting


Speaking of taxpayer money being wasted in a horrible cause:

A Washington Post reporter who was arrested at a restaurant last year while reporting on protests in Ferguson, Mo., has been charged in St. Louis County with trespassing and interfering with a police officer and ordered to appear in court.

Wesley Lowery, a reporter on The Post’s national desk, was detained in a McDonald’s while he was in Missouri covering demonstrations sparked by a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black 18-year-old.

I’m not one to place a great deal of confidence in our judicial system, but there’s no way this survives a First Amendment challenge. But the kind of authoritarians we’re dealing with just don’t care.

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