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Police Go After National Reporter, Try To Grab His Press Badge

Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly was pushed around by Ferguson police during a particularly tense moment.

Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly was pushed around by Ferguson police during a particularly tense moment, just as police were preparing to deploy tear gas to disperse the crowd.

After which this happened:

(video via @WalkerMoskop)

Stupid move to try and grab a reporter's press pass. The right wing reaction on Twitter is predictable, too. Everything from "You're lucky he didn't shoot you" to "Oh, that's just Ryan trying to make himself the story again."

He's a reporter, doing what reporters are supposed to do. Cops aren't supposed to be suppressing freedom of the press, are they?

Update:

Here's the arrest Reilly was reacting to.

Update: More video, where he had to demand they return his press badge.

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