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Daily Caller reporters arrested and held overnight while covering Louisville protests

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Looks like even conservative journalists are being arrested in these turbulent times. Does seem just a bit odd.

Daily Caller reporters arrested and held overnight while covering Louisville protests

(CNN) -Two journalists with The Daily Caller, a conservative online news outlet based in Washington, were arrested late Wednesday night while covering the Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jorge Ventura and Shelby Talcott were trailing a group of protesters after the 9:00 p.m. curfew when officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department allegedly began firing rubber bullets at the crowd,

Ventura told CNN Thursday. Soon after, they and Kentucky State Police ordered everyone in the protest to get down on the ground, Ventura added. Ventura said he and Talcott showed the officers their press credentials and Talcott began communicating with their editor-in-chief, Geoffrey Ingersoll, before they were arrested with zip ties.

CNN has reached out to the Louisville police for comment.
 

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Looks like even conservative journalists are being arrested in these turbulent times. Does seem just a bit odd.
That is a way to alienate a news paper against the current administration.
 

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Daily Baller? Journalists? Oxymoron.

Oddly enough, they are.

So is the freak down the street with an Alex Jones shirt and an internet radio station with an audience of zero.
 

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Now they can write about what it's like to be arrested during a protest. Their audience has no idea.
 

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Looks like even conservative journalists are being arrested in these turbulent times. Does seem just a bit odd.
So, they were walking with a group of people breaking the law, and were arrested with that group. They weren't targeted, and were treated the same as the others breaking the law.

What's the story?
 

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So, they were walking with a group of people breaking the law, and were arrested with that group. They weren't targeted, and were treated the same as the others breaking the law.

What's the story?
End of ranting thread.
 

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what were the charges levied against those two reporters?
 

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what were the charges levied against those two reporters?

" Charging documents obtained by CNN show that Ventura was officially charged with failing to obey a local county ordinance and failure to disperse, both of which are misdemeanors, according to what Ventura was told. "
 

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" Charging documents obtained by CNN show that Ventura was officially charged with failing to obey a local county ordinance and failure to disperse, both of which are misdemeanors, according to what Ventura was told. "
while there has been no trial to determine guilt or innocence, those charges have to do with the reporters actions/inactions rather than that they are reporters
 

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