More Police & Government Abuse: Reporters Arrested For Documenting A Public Meeting
Posted by Casey
Jim Epstein discusses his arrest at DC Taxicab Commission meeting.
I have been facing similar abuse from government authorities lately (except I haven’t been arrested yet). In my case it’s the department of unemployment here in Nevada. I recently caught their employees lying to me, tried to rectify the problem to no avail, and finally posted the audio recordings (I had permission to record) online. That finally got their attention, and I removed the post as a part of the deal to give me the money I was owed. Now they refuse to speak to me unless I’m not recording, and started a personal crusade against me.
The man filming the journalist’s arrest works for Reason, and he was also subsequently arrested.
For the record, neither man broke the law. Both were fully within their rights to record per D.C. Code § 23-542. The Taxi Cab Authority and the police officers are guilty of breaking the law themselves.
This is becoming all to common.
- Why I Was Arrested Yesterday at a D.C. Taxi Commission Meeting (reason.com)
- Facing prison for filming US police – Focus – Al Jazeera English (worldwright.wordpress.com)
- Poll: Should Police Officers Face Murder Charges When An Innocent Suspect Is Killed? (caseyhendrickson.wordpress.com)
- Cops Gone Wild…Over Citizens’ Videotaping (sfcmac.wordpress.com)
- Power-Mad Cops Arrest Woman For Videotaping Them From Her Own Front Yard (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Arrested On Her Own Lawn for Video Taping Police ??? (2012patriot.wordpress.com)
- Journalists Arrested Trying To Cover Public Meeting In D.C. (pixiq.com)
Posted on June 23, 2011, in Big Government, Censorship, Constitution, Dumbassery, Police Abuse, Politics and tagged Arrest, D.C., Journalist, Law, law enforcement, Nevada, Oath Keepers, Police, Police officer, Reason, Taxi Cab Authority. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.