More Ferguson press bullying: 2 National Journal reporters threatened with arrest, blocked by police

Al Jazeera reporters attempting to report on the protests were attacked with tear gas by police.


Al Jazeera reporters attempting to report on the protests were attacked with tear gas by police.

Another tale of police harassment of the press in Ferguson, Missouri: "Two National Journal reporters were threatened with arrest and repeatedly blocked from witnessing demonstrations in Ferguson late Wednesday night."

"What would happen if we walked down the street?" [National Journal video journalist Reena] Flores asked.

"You're not going to walk down the street. If you insist on going down here, and you want to disobey the orders of the police that have been given to you, thoroughly and fairly, you'll most likely be placed under arrest."

"On what charges?" I ask.

"Disobeying the directions of a police officer," he answers.

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  1. Darn that First Amendment!

    It keeps interfering with police work. Let's suspend it!

    Oh, wait, in Ferguson, it looks like they have.

  2. Cunk says:

    Cop: Hey! You're two hours late for my BBQ! What happened?

    Cop's Friend: Sorry...we got lost.

    Cop: What?! Didn't you follow the directions I sent you?

    Cop's Friend: Nah. We decided to take the scenic route and check out the coast. It's a nice day for a drive with the top down.

    Cop: You have the right to remain silent...

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