On August 17, 2012, I was speaking to journalists outside the courthouse where three members of the punk collective Pussy Riot were being sentenced for criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin in a music video filmed in a church. Suddenly, I was grabbed by the police. Videos captured the moment they tossed me, legs in the air, into the back of a police van. When I opened the unlocked door to ask what I was being charged with, they responded with a flurry of fists. [Source]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) not supporting a house voting rights bill is being influenced by the legislation's sweeping reforms to limit the role of lobbyists and the influence of "dark money" political donations.