ACLU lawsuit wants “Freedom of the Press” defined after Ferguson demonstrations

It’s called The Bill Of Rights for a reason .

[ooyala code=”V1Y3hubzqBfQTRaUmrXuiz3Zhz5RDWwM” player_id=”c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1″]ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – As the national media make their way to St. Louis, those telling the stories are becoming part of them.  Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly were arrested by police last night and soon released with no charges.

“The police are instructing protestors and the media to turn off their video cameras, to turn off their cell phones to stop recording.  That is absolutely improper.  We as the public and of course the media have a right to and must document encounters that occur.” said Executive Director ACLU Missouri Jeffrey Mittman.

The ACLU Missouri filed their second lawsuit in St. Louis County Civil Court.  The first asks for the Michael Brown arrest be made public record.  The second suit is asking a judge to offer a ruling that makes it media coverage clear.

“We hope will issue an…

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