Police Told to Stay Away From Press Covering Minnesota Protests

April 19, 2021, 7:36 PM

The Minnesota state police were told by a federal court April 16 to stop harassing members of the press covering protests in Minneapolis and St. Paul over the trial of Derek Chauvin and the death of Daunte Wright, who was shot by a different police officer.

By ignoring the exception for the press in the curfew signed by Governor Tim Walz (D) in the wake of the protests, the police are likely violating the First and Fourth Amendments, Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota said issuing a temporary restraining order.

The police...

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