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US Judge Drops Riot Charges Against Democracy Now!'s Goodman

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A North Dakota judge has dismissed the 'riot' charges against Amy Goodman for covering the Dakota Access pipeline protests, Democracy Now! confirmed Monday. This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access pipeline,” Goodman said. 'We will continue to report on this epic struggle of Native Americans and their non-Native allies taking on the fossil fuel industry and an increasingly militarized police in this time when climate change threatens the planet.'

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