St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter Accuses Police of Excessive Force

A journalist arrested and jailed for 13 hours after covering street protests arising from the 2011 shooting of a black man sued St. Louis and several officers, claiming they pepper-sprayed and assaulted him even though he did nothing wrong and clearly identified himself as a member of the press.

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Germany Pushes for Release of Journalist in Turkish Prison

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called for a fair and speedy trial for a German-Turkish journalist, who marks one year in a Turkish prison on Wednesday. His call comes amid indications by Turkey’s prime minister that there may soon be movement in the high-profile case that has become a major irritant in the two countries’ relations.

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