When Police Cracked Down on Reporters and Photographers One Chaotic Night in LA’s Echo Park

From an NPR story by David Folkenflik and Marc Rivers headlined “When police cracked down on reporters on one chaotic night in LA”s Echo Park”:

Bodycam footage shows police shooting rubber bullets at reporters. Smartphone videos capture police taking them into custody. Throwing them to the ground. Striking them with batons.

Over the past two years, 200 journalists have been arrested or detained while doing their jobs, right here in the U.S. Journalists have complained that police kept them far from the action, shut them down, even brutalized them and destroyed their equipment — in short, intimidated and prevented them from reporting.