Truth Telling Tuesday


A North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.

“This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access pipeline,” said Goodman. “We will continue to report on this epic struggle of Native Americans and their non-Native allies taking on the fossil fuel industry and an increasingly militarized police in this time when climate change threatens the planet.”

District Judge John Grinsteiner did not find probable cause to justify the charges filed on Friday October 14 by State’s Attorney Ladd R. Erickson. Those charges were presented after Erickson had withdrawn an earlier charge against Goodman of criminal trespass. Goodman had returned to North Dakota to turn herself in to the trespassing charge.



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11 Responses to Truth Telling Tuesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Wonder if Amy Goodman can now sue the prosecutor.


    • Den says:

      Found this:
      Malicious prosecution is a common law intentional tort, while like the tort of abuse of process, its elements include (1) intentionally (and maliciously) instituting and pursuing (or causing to be instituted or pursued) a legal action (civil or criminal) that is (2) brought without probable cause and (3) dismissed in favor of the victim of the malicious prosecution. In some jurisdictions, the term “malicious prosecution” denotes the wrongful initiation of criminal proceedings, while the term “malicious use of process” denotes the wrongful initiation of civil proceedings.


  2. Den says:

    The truth is a most dangerous weapon when dispensed liberally.


  3. Den says:

    Slow day here, roof repair Wednesday coming up tomorrow, slathering on of the gooey stuff, liberally of course, and hope for the best. No rain for at least 5 days out to test the patch job.


  4. Den says:

    Dodgers kicking Cub bootie on the TeeVee.


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  7. Den says:

    Off to locate lifeforms of unworldly nature.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the French horn and piano concert. The French horn sounds especially good in Brian Hall auditorium.


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