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Journalists at work cannot be targets; Reporters cover protests on America's behalf

Jun 01, 2020 - USA Today

JC Reindl, a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, was withdrawing from a confrontational protest area in his city Saturday night when police began chasing him and several demonstrators with pepper spray. He lifted up his media badge but still got hit fully in the face.

Police slapped a phone from a hand of a Free Press photographer as she streamed the scene live on USA TODAY.

And police ran up to a black reporter from the Free Press and asked for his press ID while ignoring his white...