The Ferguson Police Deliberately Antagonizes the Media for Doing Their Job
Both Ryan Reilly, of the Huffington Post, and Washington Post reporter, Wesley Lowery, found their Constitutional rights being blatantly abused by Ferguson police. The were illegally told to stop recording, in violation of a First Circuit Court of Appeals finding in 2011, which stated, “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting ‘the free discussion of governmental affairs.”
After both of them were bashed about by the criminally-behaving police, Lowery told them the whole incident would be on the front page of the Washington Post, to which the officer replied, “Yeah, well you will be in my jail cell tonight”.
Yeah, well the Ferguson Officer’s picture, along with his blatantly illegal tactics are all over the news today.
I can’t help but wonder if the outrage against their police force hasn’t been brewing for many years, and that death of the young black man was merely the spark which lit the torch?
Washington Post Article: Ferguson Police Broke the Law When They Stopped Civilians From Videotaping Them