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Journalist blinded by rubber bullet during protest sues Minneapolis police, State Patrol

Journalist blinded by rubber bullet during protest sues Minneapolis police, State Patrol

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | A journalist who was blinded by a rubber bullet while covering George Floyd protests in Minneapolis filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against city and state law enforcement.Linda Tirado, a freelance journalist from Tennessee, says she was wearing a press credential May 29 when she stepped in front of a crowd of protesters and aimed her camera at a line of police officers.Minneapolis police or state troopers first hit her with a green marker round, then shot her in the face with a foam bullet,...

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Minneapolis cops, State Patrol targeted journalists, protesters with violence, lawsuits say

Minneapolis cops, State Patrol targeted journalists, protesters with violence, lawsuits say

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | and | | Pioneer PressTwo separate lawsuits seeking class-action status allege law enforcement officers targeted journalists and used unnecessary force against protesters during demonstrations in Minneapolis over the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody.The ACLU and freelance reporter Jared Goyette filed a lawsuit Tuesday night in U.S. District Court in Minnesota alleging First Amendment violations by the city of Minneapolis, city police leaders and the heads of the State Patrol and Minnesota Department of...

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UMN fees for student newspaper, cultural groups are illegal, students say in lawsuit

UMN fees for student newspaper, cultural groups are illegal, students say in lawsuit

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Pioneer PressTwo students say in a new lawsuit that the University of Minnesota’s fee distribution practices illegally favor certain student groups over others.Students at the U’s Twin Cities campus each pay around $900 a year in student fees, most of which covers health and recreation services and the student unions. A small portion of that revenue goes to numerous student groups, which apply for funding under guidelines intended to be “viewpoint-neutral.”In a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court,...

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