A Reporter’s Arrest is Just the Latest Reason to Worry About Press Freedom in Missouri

Last week, Fox 2 St. Louis reporter Chris Hayes was placed in handcuffs by police for attempting to bring a camera into a public meeting in Kinloch, Missouri—a small municipality right next door to Ferguson—just a day after Hayes had revealed stunning mismanagement by the town’s police force. In a segment for Fox 2, Hayes reported that he was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply, and faces a September court date.

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