Skip to comments.Reporter arrested for filming public meeting
Posted on 06/27/2011 11:13:23 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
Two journalists were led out of a public meeting in handcuffs in Washington DC this week after using their cell phones to report on the hearing of the DC Taxicab Commission.
Peter Tucker of TheFightBack.org says two US Park Police officers cuffed him and dragged him away after he used his phone to take photos at the Commission meeting. Tucker has long been an advocate of independent taxi drivers and Washington Post columnist John Kelly reports that one taxi driver yelled, We need the reporter here! while the journalist was hauled off.
You cant arrest me for reporting, demands Tucker.
I can arrest you for not obeying an order, replies an officer.
As he was led out of the room, the packed house of drivers quickly emptied the room in protest.
(Excerpt) Read more at desertlocalnews.com ...
Looks like Reporters 2, Park Police 1
This story was posted a while back.
Here is the latest on the story: http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/27/6958849-woman-who-recorded-police-is-off-the-hook
BTW....They had the friend of the woman that was arrested as a guest on Coast to Coast ( 5 million plus listeners )
Saw a report where the cops came to that woman’s neighborhood and measured off how far the neighbors cars were parked away from the curb. Apparently the local law is can’t be more than 12 inches from the curb. So you got a ticket if you exceeded this. And apparently, also, the cops have never done this before. Just a little harassment to keep your mind right and ensure you know who is boss.
Just another day in the “land of the free”.
The reporter getting arrested was relying on the common assumption that a public meeting is public...and he got arrested. What’s next, we walk in and they arrest us for being at a public meeting?
Looks like you are talking about a different story than the one in this thread. Two stories. Is the government getting this bad?
That was in Rochester NY.
I can arrest you for not obeying an order,
So now cops are our superior officers? When did we all get drafted? The military was easier. Waiter, take this man’s order.
“I was just following orders.”
That did not go over to well at Nurenburg.
What should I do when the officer orders me to give up my Bible or not to pray?
Wait, that’s already happening.
April 19th, 1775 - April 19th, 1993
Whether the order is lawful, or not.
God bless AmeriKa.
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