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Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008, 8:44 am

Democracy Later

By Jeremy Gantz

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After being arrested late yesterday afternoon, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and two of the news program's producers were released, although the producers still face suspicion of felony riot charges. Goodman has actually been charged with obstruction of a legal process and interference with a “peace officer.” Read the Democracy Now! press release here.

Their arrests really speak to how amped up the Twin Cities' police departments were to control the protests.

Jeremy Gantz is a contributing editor at the magazine. He is the editor of The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People (2017, Verso), and was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he worked as a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in 2007. After graduating from Carleton College in 2004, he lived in Sri Lanka on a Fulbright scholarship, studying the intersection of ethnic politics and public education. His articles have also appeared in Chicago-area newspapers, Alternet and the Onion’s A.V. Club.

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