An Oakland Tribune photojournalist is now $99,000 richer thanks to the jackass who was school district police chief at the time.
In November 2008, Jane Tyska was covering an immigration demonstration when Oakland School District Police Chief Art Michel side-swept her with his car.
Michel then stopped the car, jumped out and began threatening to arrest Tyska for hitting his car with her elbow.
That’s right, her elbow.
You really have to hear the exchange in the above video to believe it.
I’m betting Michel assumed Tyska was only carrying still photo cameras because he then began insulting her as well as accusing her of inciting a riot.
Michel resigned two months after the incident.
This incident really demonstrates the importance of continuing to videotape in the face of adversity because without the videotape, we would have seen a completely different outcome.