Skip to comments.Why one political activist felt changing Prairie View A&M's voting procedure was worth going to jail
Posted on 10/13/2018 1:05:42 PM PDT by simpson96
AUSTIN A field director for Democratic Congressional candidate Mike Siegel was arrested in Waller County after standing up for Prairie View A&M University students, whose voter registrations the county questioned.
The campaign worker, Jacob Aronowitz, was arrested Wednesday after he delivered a letter demanding the county update the voter registration status of the students who attend the historically black university. The letter was addressed to County Judge Carbett Trey Duhon and elections administrator Christy Eason.
Aronowitz snapped a photo of a county clerk to serve as proof that the letter was received. The clerk objected to having her photo taken, and police were called.
In a news release Wednesday, Siegel said police officers asked Aronowitz who he worked for and what political party he was with before they arrested him.
On Tuesday, the deadline to register to vote, the county said thousands of students were registered under the wrong address, one that university and local officials told them to use, and would have to submit change of address forms, the Houston Chronicle first reported.
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Aronowitz and Siegel
So a PUBLIC employee at a PUBLIC location with NO EXPECTATION of privacy, objects to a CITIZEN taking a photograph and calls the cops who arrest the photographer.
... on what charge?
Here in Colorado, the law stipulates that any public official can be photographed in any public place and prescribes fines for breaching that right.
It’s too bad that when I tried to view link I had to drop ad blacker or buy subscription.
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