According to the Minnesota Independent, my hometown won't be prosecuting those journalists who were charged with "presence at an unlawful assembly" during the course of covering the Republican National Convention.
The Independent also reports that St. Paul won't be charging* Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, Nicole Salazar, and Sharif Abdel Kouddous.
ST. PAUL--After Monday's big RNC protest march, I had kind words for the comportment of the police. "Despite their scary-ass outfits," I said, "they ultimately proved to be a pretty restrained bunch."
That description still applies to the police I saw in action that day. It's clear, though, that there's been some deeply troubling behavior by law enforcement during the RNC--including the arrests of Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, Nicole Salazar, and Sharif Abdel Kouddous.