D.C. police officer assaults freelance photographer Craig Ruttle at demonstration

September 6, 2018
Freelance photojournalist Craig Ruttle was documenting a far-right protest in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2018, when a police officer charged at him and body-slammed him.Ruttle was covering the white supremacist rally Unite the Right II for Newsday. Ruttle tried to photograph a group of approximately 20 white nationalists, who emerged from the Foggy Bottom metro station and were soon surrounded by Metropolitan Police Department officers. “The scene was chaotic,” Ruttle told Freedom of the Press Foundation, describing the way …

Movie set crew member steals notes from Daily Beast journalist, rips them up

July 12, 2018
While sitting near the set of a controversial anti-abortion movie filming in Washington, D.C., on July 12, 2018, Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer had his notes stolen and then ripped apart by a member of the movie’s crew.On July 6, the Daily Beast published an article about the controversy over the movie “Roe v. Wade,” an extreme anti-abortion film. On July 12, “Roe v. Wade” was filming in Washington, D.C. and Sommer was sitting nearby taking notes, when he was …
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