Journalists demand end to harassment after US police launch over 100 attacks on the press this past weekend

The Most Revolutionary Act

Charles Davis

  • US police launched over 100 attacks on credential members of the press over the weekend, according to a count by the investigative news organization Bellingcat.
  • In a June 1 open letter, leading press organizations pleaded with law enforcement to “halt the deliberate and devastating targeting of journalists in the field.”
  • Aaron Miguel Cantú, a freelance journalist in Los Angeles who was arrested over the weekend, told Business Insider that reporters are now learning that “police have grown so powerful that there is nobody left to meaningfully hold them accountable for their actions.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In Minneapolis, local law enforcement took aim at Linda Tirado, a photojournalist, and shot her eye out as she tried to cover protests over the police killing of George Floyd; they later subjected a black journalist from CNN to wrongful arrest. In Louisville, TV reporter Kaitlin Rust…

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