Is President Obama About to Send a ‘New York Times’ Reporter to Jail? | VICE United States

“I don’t think the US wants to join Cuba in becoming the only countries in the western hemisphere to have a jailed journalist,” Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said at the press conference.

Twenty Pulitzer-winning journalists issued statements of support for Risen this week, pointing out that he was just doing his job.

“As Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama classified more and more of the government’s actions over the last 14 years, denying the public critical information to judge how its democracy is faring, it has fallen to reporters like Risen to keep Americans informed and to question whether a gigantic government in the shadows is really even a good idea,” Washington Post reporter Dana Priest said in a statement. “We will all be worse off if this case proceeds.”

Is President Obama About to Send a ‘New York Times’ Reporter to Jail? | VICE United States

“I don’t think the US wants to join Cuba in becoming the only countries in the western hemisphere to have a jailed journalist,” Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said at the press conference.

Twenty Pulitzer-winning journalists issued statements of support for Risen this week, pointing out that he was just doing his job.

“As Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama classified more and more of the government’s actions over the last 14 years, denying the public critical information to judge how its democracy is faring, it has fallen to reporters like Risen to keep Americans informed and to question whether a gigantic government in the shadows is really even a good idea,” Washington Post reporter Dana Priest said in a statement. “We will all be worse off if this case proceeds.”

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

He said he threw it away from the kids getting tear gas, not at the cops. 
How I know? His Twitter account.

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

He said he threw it away from the kids getting tear gas, not at the cops. 

How I know? His Twitter account.

(via citizen-earth)

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