Three-time Wisconsin 'Photographer of the Year' arrested during Occupy rally

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal |   WITI-TV

Photojournalist Kristyna Wentz-Graff was wearing media credentials and “was clearly not part of the protest” when city police arrested her Wednesday near the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, reports The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. A police spokeswoman said Wentz-Graff “never identified herself as a journalist to officers.” It’s the second time in the past two months that Milwaukee police have arrested a working photojournalist. A WITI-TV videographer was arrested in September while covering a house fire. || Storified: Josh Stearns at Free Press is using Storify to track journalist arrests at Occupy protests around the country. | Printed: Occupy D.C. begins distributing its own self-published newspaper, The Occupied Washington Post. It’s similar to the newspaper and website of the New York protest movement, The Occupied Wall Street Journal.


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