Without the support of possibly hundreds of community members and others from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Tacoma (and elsewhere) behind me, the police would not have paid any attention to the “journalists” in their jail cells this week. Society and especially the authoritarian organizations such as the police forces do not recognize non-corporate reporters with independent agendas as worthwhile members of an already established media elite. Therefore, there is no “freedom of the press” for us.
Without a loud voice from our viewers, supporters, and our friends, the message would not have gotten through to the authorities in St. Paul. Thank you.