On the “Rewrite” segment of his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said the only way for the New York Police Department to remain respectable was for the department to terminate any officers who prevent reporters from covering protests.
December 30, 2011

On the “Rewrite” segment of his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said the only way for the New York Police Department to remain respectable was for the department to terminate any officers who prevent reporters from covering protests.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly has said that he had ordered officers to avoid interfering with media access. However, earlier in December police officers prevented the New York Times from photographing arrests at an Occupy Wall Street protest.

O’Donnell said officers that violated the non-interference policy should be fired, not just disciplined.

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