Artists, activists and journalists in Minneapolis held a press conference this morning decrying what they say is a trend: Local police targeting citizen journalists and artists in the weeks and days preceding the Republican National Convention. A police brutality watchdog was beaten by cops, he says, and his video camera was smashed. The members of the Glass Bead Collective were detained and their video gear confiscated, although no charges were filed. And a KSTP reporter was shoved into an elevator by police when he was trying to cover a sit-in at a HUD office. If this is law enforcement's RNC wind-up, what'll next week be like?
MnIndy has more.