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Democracy Now reporter Amy Goodman addresses protestors Monday, Oct. 17, 3016, across the street from the Morton County Memorial Courthouse in Mandan, N.D., where arrested protestors were expected to appear in court. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

ND Newspaper Assoc. Attorney: Journalists at #NoDAPL Protests Shouldn’t Be Charged

ND Newspaper Assoc. Attorney: Journalists at #NoDAPL Protests Shouldn’t Be Charged

I had Jack McDonald, a lawyer for the North Dakota Newspaper Association, on my program today to talk about the treatment of journalists at the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. “They’re doing the best they can,” McDonald told me of the state’s law enforcement officials, but added that he didn’t think charges should be

State’s Affidavit Claims Activist Amy Goodman Encouraged #NoDAPL Protesters to Confront Security Workers

Earlier today a judge in Morton County refused to sign off on charges of engaging in a riot the State of North Dakota filed against Democracy Now activist Amy Goodman, someone who describes herself as a journalist. Via an open records request I obtained the state’s affidavit of probable cause in the case from Bureau

Judge Declines Approval for Riot Charges Against Democracy Now Activist Amy Goodman

Just breaking now from the Bismarck Tribune: A judge at Morton County Courthouse has declined to sign off on the complaint against Democracy Now journalist Amy Goodman, who reported on a clash between pipeline protesters and private security in September. “It was never a case. The trespass charge was frivolous,” said Goodman’s attorney, Tom Dickson. A

The Morton County Sheriff's Department released this photo of a Dakota Access security being attacked on Saturday. The sheriff's department said the guard was pinned between his truck and the group of 50 protesters. Note a man standing with a metal post on back of truck and a wooden stick jabbing the man in the side and back.

Trespassing Charge Against Democracy Now Activist Amy Goodman Changed to Engaging in a Riot

On Friday McLean County State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson, one of a group of prosecutors handling the overflow of cases from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, dropped trespassing charges against Democracy Now activist Amy Goodman. Instead he filed a new charge which is Engaging in a Riot, a class B misdemeanor. Here’s the law from the

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman Screenshot via Democracy Now video

Hey Amy Goodman, Calling Yourself a Journalist Is Not License to Break the Law

Amy Goodman, who creates left-wing propaganda for Democracy Now, is decrying trespassing charges filed against her because she says she was acting as a journalist when she charged onto private property alongside #NoDAPL protesters earlier this year. “There’s many justifications and legal justifications for why you’re on somebody’s property,” her attorney, Bismarck-based Tom Dickson, told the

This screen shot from a Democracy NOW! video purports to show security dogs used Sept. 3, 2016, to drive back protestors who had overrun the Dakota Access Pipeline worksite north of Cannon Ball, N.D. Images Courtesy Democracy NOW!

Audio: Morton County Sheriff Defends Trespass Charges Against Journalist Covering Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

The criminal charges against Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman for trespass during a Labor Day Weekend protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline has drawn criticism from many in the media who see it as an affront to the first amendment. “It’s apparent that the protest was on private property, but it’s regrettable that authorities chose