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Ted Cruz: Reporters Should Never Be Arrested ‘Simply for Doing Their Jobs’

In a post on Facebook, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sided with the journalists being harassed and arrested by Ferguson police, and called for an end to the violence.

“All of our prayers are with the citizens of Ferguson, that the violence will subside and peace will be restored,” he wrote. “Reporters should never be detained — a free press is too important — simply for doing their jobs. Civil liberties must be protected, but violence is not the answer. Once the unrest is brought to an end, we should examine carefully what happened to ensure that justice is served.”

So far, the police have arrested (and released) two journalists and attacked an Al Jazeera television crew and forcibly dismantled their cameras.

The governor of Missouri will reportedly relieve the Ferguson Police Department of their duties.

[The Hill]
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