German journalists arrested by police in Ferguson

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Modern American free speech: Two German journalists were arrested by police in Ferguson for wanting to take photographs of a burned out gas station.

The comments of one of the journalists was especially shameful:

This was a very new experience. I’ve been in several conflict zones: I was in the civil war regions in Georgia, the Gaza strip, illegally visited the Kaliningrad region when travel to the Soviet Union was still strictly prohibited for westerners, I’ve been in Iraq, Vietnam and in China, I’ve met Cuba dissidents. But to be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police? For that I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America.

Except for the arrests of journalists there, I have not posted much about the situation in Ferguson, mostly because no one at present really knows what happened and the subsequent behavior of everyone has been exceedingly disgusting and uncivilized, undeserving to my mind of much attention.



  • Jake

    The treatment of these German reporters is yet another embarrassment of the whole Ferguson Fiasco. It just gets worse and worse. It reminds me of the progress made in fighting crime in New York, that is not being undone by the current mayor and his liberal policies. The behavior of everyone involved in Ferguson is disgusting.

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but related:

    How far down the “stupid” highway have we allowed ourselves to be driven? Some of the comments are right on.

  • Pzatchok

    ” Then a young police officer says: “Okay, but only if you keep moving. The moment you stay standing, you’ll be arrested. That’s the last warning.”

    Graw took the pictures walking around in small circles in an attempt to assuage the officer, but was then cuffed in zip ties anyway. ”

    Nice disobeying a cop in a riot zone and crying about doing through a simple background check at the station for a few hours.

  • DK Williams

    This is one side of the story. Sounds like a telephoto lens would have come in handy.

  • Dano

    Reagan is rolling in the ethos.
    Lib’s…I was once lost but now I understand. That’s why I vote to the conservative side of issues.

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