As we watch Obama end his 2nd term as president we need to be mindful of the increasing Soft Fascist America that he perpetuated.
An America that decreases its respect for democracy creates the conditions for how Amy Goodman, a journalist, was charged with rioting just for doing journalism.
We need to stand up for a world where dignity and truth are valued and championed!
“It is a great honor to be here today,” Goodman said outside the courthouse as Democracy Now! cameras rolled. “The judge’s decision to reject the state’s attorney Ladd Erickson’s attempt to prosecute a journalist—in this case me—is a great vindication of the First Amendment and of our right to report.”
Goodman expressed relief, and vowed to continue to “fight to ensure that the First Amendment is protected,” she told the Bismarck Tribune, while her attorneys maintained that the charges were without merit.
“It was never a case. The trespass charge was frivolous,” said her attorney Tom Dickson, according to the Bismarck Tribune, adding that the rioting charge “was beyond salvation.”
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