interstice on the RNC protests:
Moreover, journalist Amy Goodman and others have been arrested on suspicion of intent to riot.
Wait… what’s that charge again? From here, paraphrasing Bruce Nestor, the President of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild:
Nestor indicated that only 2 or 3 of the 50 individuals who were handcuffed this morning at the 2 houses were actually arrested and charged with a crime, and the crime they were charged with is “conspiracy to commit riot.” Nestor, who has practiced law in Minnesota for many years, said that he had never before heard of that statute being used for anything, and that its parameters are so self-evidently vague, designed to allow pre-emeptive arrests of those who are peacefully protesting, that it is almost certainly unconstitutional, though because it had never been invoked (until now), its constitutionality had not been tested.