Also on the show: After Kevin Moore filmed Baltimore police dragging Freddie Gray into a van, he says police came to arrest him, with assault weapons and helicopters. Released without charges, Moore said months later, police sit outside his son’s school and ride past him, taunting him with their phones up. Citizen journalists collecting evidence of violence and abuse by law enforcement are literally providing the content for a social movement. So why are they being harassed and jailed and ignored—while corporate journalists collect awards for their work? We’ll talk about the importance of legal—and journalistic—defense of citizen journalists with Shahid Buttar, director of grassroots advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016