NYCLU, Major Media Organizations Criticize NYPD’s Mistreatment of Press during Zuccotti Eviction

In a letter sent today to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the New York Civil Liberties Union objected to the Police Department’s mistreatment of journalists covering OccupyWall Street protests. The letter expresses concerns about the “media blackout” the NYPD imposed during last week’s forced eviction of Zuccotti Park, which effectively prevented firsthand reporting of the incident. […]