'Democracy Now!' journalists get $100k for wrongful arrests
Journalists sued over their arrests while they were covering the 2008 Republican National Convention
By Brady Gervais
St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS — The cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as other defendants, have settled with "Democracy Now!" journalists who sued over their arrests while they were covering the 2008 Republican National Convention.
As part of the settlement, the cities and the U.S. Secret Service will pay a total of $100,000, said Anjana Samant, a Center for Constitutional Rights attorney who represented journalists Amy Goodman, Nicole Salazar and Sharif Abdel Kouddous.