Riot Charges Against Amy Goodman Dismissed

Oct 17, 2016
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Charges of inciting a riot against Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, have been rejected by a U.S. District Court judge. The charges were leveled while Goodman was covering protests of the Dakota access pipeline.

Source: The Nation

 Case dismissed! On Monday, October 17, District Judge John Grinsteiner rejected the “riot” charge that had been leveled against Amy Goodman for her coverage of a September 3rd Dakota Access Pipeline protest. Standing before the Morton County courthouse, surrounded by supporters, Goodman said: “It is a great honor to be here today. The judge’s decision to reject the State’s Attorney’s ... attempt to prosecute a journalist–in this case, me–is a great vindication of the First Amendment.”

Read more at: The Nation