Now that St. Paul has agreed to drop all charges against the multitude of journalists arrested at the Republican National Convention, the journalists should band together and file a class action lawsuit against the city.
After all, how else are police going to be dissauded from arresting journalists in the future?
St. Paul prepared itself before the convention when it took out a $10 million insurance policy to protect against damages and legal costs.
Did this lead police to believe they could act recklessly?
The Minnesota Independent has compiled a list of 46 journalists who were arrested at the convention, including two of their own.
According to the press release from the mayor’s office, the decision will affect journalists from the mainstream as well as the alternative media.