Riot Charges Against Amy Goodman Dismissed
Charges of inciting a riot against Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, have been rejected by a U.S. District Court judge. The charges were leveled while Goodman was covering protests of the Dakota access pipeline.
Case dismissed! On Monday, October 17, District Judge John Grinsteiner rejected the “riot” charge that had been leveled against Amy Goodman for her coverage of a September 3rd Dakota Access Pipeline protest. Standing before the Morton County courthouse, surrounded by supporters, Goodman said: “It is a great honor to be here today. The judge’s decision to reject the State’s Attorney’s ... attempt to prosecute a journalist–in this case, me–is a great vindication of the First Amendment.”