New York Post reporter punched while interviewing homeless man

November 22, 2018
On October 10, 2018, New York Post reporter Dean Balsamini was punched in the head by a homeless man he was trying to interview, local newspaper the Villager reports.Balsamini mentioned the assault in an October 13 article for the Post, titled “Post reporter investigating vagrants gets punched in the head.” Balsamini identifies the man who attacked him as “Zeke,” one of a number of young homeless people who congregate near a fenced-off vacant lot in the East Village neighborhood of …

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 …
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