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Susie Cagle on Cartooning the Occupy Movement, Being Arrested

Last week, my daughter Susie Cagle, a journalist and cartoonist, sat down with Cartoonist Rights Network International’s Executive Director, Robert Russell, to discuss how she was wrongfully arrested twice by Oakland, California police. In fact, a charge from her first arrest, failing to leave the scene of a riot, has never been dismissed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Susie also talks about the state of media, and how paid reporters who have been laid off have been replaced by citizen journalists, individuals who are personally passionate about the topics they’re covering and documenting, which allows police and government officials to ignore their rights as journalists.

“The mayor of Oakland in February or March, called them fake journalists, fake media, and we need to figure out a way to separate them from the real journalists,” Susie said. “It really goes to show a deep misunderstanding of what’s happening in media right now.”

And here are some of Susie’s drawings. To see more, visit her Web site or follow her on twitter @susie_c.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

One reply on “Susie Cagle on Cartooning the Occupy Movement, Being Arrested”

Police in this country are corrupt as hell. I am so tired of apologists for crooked cops and awful police administration talking about "a few bad apples." The entire phrase is that "a few bad apples spoils the bunch," which is why we shouldn't tolerate this or any of the other, even worse offenses that are made all the time.

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