Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Police Intimidation Watch: Chicago to Pay $100,000 to Photographer Beaten by Cops

Posted by on Wednesday December 2, 2015 | Photojournalism

A photographer who says he was beaten by Chicago police officers after photographing those same officers beating another man will receive a $100,000 settlement from the city, WBEZ has reported. The Chicago-based public radio station says Chicago freelance photographer Joshua Lott was covering the May 2012 NATO summit meeting for Getty Images when he came... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Journalists Detained for Being Present at a Chicago News Event

Posted by on Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Photojournalism

Chicago police detained two journalists outside a hospital as they waited on a public sidewalk to interview the family of a young shooting victim, according to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP). In this video of the incident, the arresting officer says, “Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you create... More