Jimmy Dore addressed this in his podcast. When he did, it dawned on me why Barack Obama may have done this. This is a hypothetical…
“Jimmy – Let me play devil’s advocate for a second.
Given the turbulent arrival of Tyrannosaurus Trump, (little hands, enormous head), even his gullible legions had best take seriously what his ex-wife had to say:
Trump has now declared war on the press, his lackeys claim the right to their own “alternative facts” and that the White House Press Office can “disagree with the facts.”
He’s just taken steps to force construction of more oil pipelines, including on Native American lands, and is in favor of more coal. On that front he not only removed all references to civil rights and global warming from the White House website; he instituted an information blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency, censorship.
Shit is hitting the fan, and it’s been less than a week. His fascistic outbursts and gloating over some vague notion of more “law and order” do not bode well for a free society here any longer.
Trump is declaring war after war, step after step, and his wars are with the majority of Americans.
Fascism has come to Amerika. Deia Schlosberg was arrested filming the Dakota pipeline protests, and apparently we no longer have a 1st Amendment to the US Constitution.
This should send a chill down the spine of every documentary filmmaker and journalist. In my view, the North Dakota police are in violation of the First Amendment, charging a documentary filmmaker with conspiracy rather than viewing her as a reporter/journalist exercising her First Amendment right is unfair, unjust and illegal. We need a show of support right now for Deia’s immense courage and for the First Amendment.
Now here is the really bad news and this is why we need you to act right now. This afternoon she was escorted to the courthouse where she was charged with 3 Class A and C felony charges that carry 45 years maximum sentences combines. She has been charged with 2 Class A Felony Charges and 1 Class C Felony Charge; Conspiracy to theft of property, Conspiracy to theft of services, Conspiracy to tampering with or damaging a public service.