Melonite Joe La Sac arrested in St. Paul
Word on the street is our friend Joe was arrested once again filming protests at the RNC. Take a look:
Obviously it’s preposterous for journalists to be arrested in these situations, but it would seem that the group of protesters who were knocking over newspaper dispensers, littering the streets and pushing cops had some force coming. This footage brings about an interesting discussion though.
Is it correct to use the sort of force depicted in this video to get your point across? This group likely felt disenfranchised and frustrated with how they were being treated, but it is effective to act out in this manner? What do you think?
Furthermore, what can citizens do to prevent journalists from being arrested like those that have been at the DNC and RNC? If there isn’t freedom of press, it sounds a lot like chaos.
Good luck, Joe.