Thursday, August 28, 2008

ABC Reporter Arrested For Doing His Job

This story is going to create quite the firestorm, and I hope it does.

An ABC News producer was arrested today while filming in Denver near the Democratic National Convention. Video goodness is included, and you can clearly see the cops on a power trip.

I hope the cops involved lose their jobs (though they probably won't). As a photowalker, I take police power trips personally. Photographers aren't criminals, but are routinely treated that way on a daily basis by police the world over, and increasingly in the U.S.

Thanks to Thomas Hawk for bringing this one to my attention. I recommend you head over to Thomas' post and Digg it to get some attention on this story.

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