Chicago police attack credentialed press photographer

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, May 20, 2012 20:29 EDT
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Chicago policeman vs. Tracey Pollock screencap
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The uncredentialed livestreamers and reporters who cover Occupy Wall Street protests may feel that taking their chances with the police is part of their self-appointed role. On Saturday, however, a credentialed photographer for The UpTake, who was wearing a highly visible press badge, ran afoul of the Chicago cops.

Tracy Pollock was attempting to photograph police who had set up barricades and were using their bicycles as weapons to force back a crowd of protesters. As she pressed forward, one police officer first tried to rip her camera away and then pushed her over some bicycles, leaving her bruised but not seriously injured. Protesters helped her to safety.

This video was uploaded by The UpTake on May 20, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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