Second generation cartoonist Susie Cagle, daughter of Daryl Cagle, was arrested last night, along with dozens of others, during the Occupy Oakland protests. Cagle has been working on an illustrated history of Occupy Oakland, fundraising the project through Spot.us. No word yet if she had a press pass when she was arrested. Her father writes that she was swooped up by police in an attempt to stop protesters from marching to the police station.
If Cagle was simply covering the event, and not an active participant, here’s hoping she sues the police–just like Amy Goodman did after she was wrongfully arrested while covering protests outside the 2008 Republican convention. The media has an inalienable right to cover meaningful news events. They shouldn’t be arrested for doing their jobs.