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Reporter’s arrest impacts freedom of all citizens

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By GENE POLICINSKI
First Amendment Center
The First Amendment right of a free press to publish the news absolutely requires that journalists be free to gather the news.

So when police improperly arrest a journalist who simply is reporting at a scene, they do more than violate one person’s rights — they attack our collective, constitutional right to know from a free and independent source what our government is doing so that we may hold it accountable.


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