This Smackdown goes to Oakland, CA police for dragging a journalist to jail along with Occupy Oakland protestors this week.
As reported from Oakland by ABC’s Ama Daetz, freelance journalist Susue Cagel “did everything she was supposed to.” However, Cagle’s obedience did not keep Oakland police from arresting her anyway.
Could Cagel’s arrest have something to do with the fact that she videotaped Oakland police clashing with protestors the week before?
A clash in which a witness says, “I don’t think it was right, how [the police] attacked everyone…and the kids…and hit the lady with a baton…“, and in which ABC reporter Terry McSweeny says, “A woman there [was] hit in the head by a beanbag fired by police. She suffered a cut forehead.” Additionally, police “fired tear gas at least 5 times,” says ABC news reporter Amy Hollyfield.
Do you think it’s coincidence that this journalist was arrested the week after she filmed police treatment of protestors?
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