Reporter Abby Martin Speaks Out After Illegal, Aggressive Detainment At DNC (VIDEO)

Reporter and activist Abby Martin was aggressively detained yesterday while covering the Democratic National Convention. She talks about how she was never technically arrested but processed at an elementary school with a bunch of other civil disobedience activists.
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    TeleSUR English — Abby Martin, host of “Empire Files,” was released by police on Monday after a violent arrest while covering DNC protests for teleSUR, but says that many more wait to be processed after “mass marches, mass protests and mass arrests and detentions,” despite police reports that no arrests have been made at the DNC.

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    Martin was on her way to a “Democracy Spring” event where there were reports of civil disobedience and arrests being made. The police had closed off all streets surrounding the action and directed Martin to an exit, where she was arrested for a lack of credentials. She and her producer, Mike Prysner, unknowingly entered an area where only those with credentials are allowed.


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    The police stopped them and told them to leave the area. As they were complying and leaving the area, another police officer grabbed Martin, twisted her arm, tore her dress and arrested her for “disorderly conduct.”

    Three cops “aggressively manhandled me,” she said, before throwing her in a police van and driving her to an elementary school to be processed alongside many protesters that had participated in the Democracy Spring action and others.

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    “I was just trying to accept my fate and how unreal what was happening was,” said Martin. “I just kept thinking about what people go through” in aggressive arrests every day in the U.S.

    “It’s just really stunning to go through that experience and to know that this is what police do to people every day in this country.”

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      • SeeThroughYou

        Best investigative reporter in America detained by most corrupt political machine in American history?

        I’m shocked!

      • JCDavis

        “Mike Prysner, unknowingly entered an area where only those with credentials are allowed.”

        That would be America.

        • Rock Lancaster

          No, that would be her partner in crime for the publicity stunt, Mike Prysner.

      • Rock Lancaster

        What a load. Besides her totally imaginary “illegal aggressive detainment,” it looks like she even embellished the wrist burns. The things some people will do for a publicity stunt. Jiminy Christmas.

      • J B

        Just Imagine what things will be like AFTER clinton will be elected.
        This isn’t a prediction, Hillary will be President

        • Only if they rig the election like they did the primary.

        • Chris Harris

          Nice prediction, Nastradamus.

      • Jasper

        Abby Martin from “The Empire Files” is one of the best independent journalists around.

        • Rock Lancaster

          Thanks for the commercial announcement.

          This ridiculous publicity stunt must of made Geraldo Rivera proud.

        • Jimbad43j

          As a woman she rejects Hillary’s brand of womanhood but She accepts Donald Trump’s “handling” of women?? She’s dumber than this rock here next to me!!!

      • TheBaron

        Bet you are mighty glad you are not black – else you would be dead.

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      • They most likely chose her because she’s so attractive.

      • craig klucas

        According to the DNC she was just trying on jewelery

      • Gordon Ross

        busting Abby, a real reporter was roughed up and illegally detained by the police state mentality that is now the USA – citizens are becoming aware that their two political parties are not enamoured of democracy and are dead set against freedom.

        • jen

          it’s no longer illegal to detain.. no reason necessary. refer to NDAA

          • Gordon Ross

            and you agree with that? May you get detained.

        • Rock Lancaster

          She wasn’t “roughed up and illegally detained,” get real.

          • Gordon Ross

            says you on what grounds? delusional rhetoric?

            • Rock Lancaster

              Delusional rhetoric? No, I think you’ve got me confused with yourself.

              On what grounds? You mean besides video of officers being so gentle that they were literally helping the 55 protesters (all of whom wanted to be arrested) that were detained that day over the 3 1/2 -foot barriers? You mean besides the fact there were BARRIERS in that section of FDR Park making it impossible for anybody to get in the area where she was standing without jumping the barriers first?

              I could literally sit here for hours blasting holes in her preposterous story.

              • Gordon Ross

                yes, you are totally right, no such thing as police abuse – go back to sleep now.

                • Rock Lancaster

                  Still to the subject. This is not about police abuse, this is about a fraud completely fabricating a story.

            • Jimbad43j

              ya dude this is all dilusional rhetoric. Those “wrist burns” were self-induced!!

      • Gordon Ross

        busting Abby, a real reporter was roughed up and illegally detained by the police state mentality that is now the USA – citizebns are becoming aware that their two political parties are not enamoured of democracy and are dead set against freedom.

      • hwt123

        Congress extends Martial Law since 1861, US courts are Admiralty law, international jurisdiction of the SEA
        Common Law is Law of the LAND, civil jurisdiction on the LAND.
        Corporate citizens do not own property that is why you must license yourself to travel a roadway which you purchased.
        The Federal reserve is the Vatican bank which owns DC since 1871.

        2 Constitutions, original based in common law & 1871 corporate fiction using Martial Law statutes
        https://scannedretina.com/2016/01/27/january-27-2016-the-world-at-large-citizens-an-open-letter-to-you-all/

      • Doc Holiday

        Philthy Delphia City of Brotherly love

      • Patrick Williams

        Journalists have been under attack under Bush and now especially under Obama. People should consider the possibility that once they are done with the Fourth Estate they may be coming for them.

      • GALT

        Hillary will save us!!!!!!! Hang in there Abby, you are the BEST!!!!

        • Rollo10

          Hahahaha Hilary will have you shot for disagreeing with her!

          • GALT

            Just one more in a looonnnggg line.

            They can have my keyboard when they pry it from
            my cold dead fingers.