Join the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information in celebrating Freedom of Information day. This year’s ceremony will include a presentation by Amy Goodman, award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now!.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012, 4:00 pm
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Goodman was probably the most well known journalist arrested during the 2008 Republican National Convention. She and a couple of producers are currently plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against law enforcement officials in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Ramsey County for the arrest:
Plaintiffs bring this action to challenge Defendants’ policies, practices, and/or actions that culminated in the unreasonable use of force and Plaintiffs’ unlawful arrests, and which violated Plaintiffs’ rights as journalists to gather information and cover matters of public interest, including law enforcement activity in public places.
The suit is Goodman, et al. v. St. Paul, et al.