Category: Citizens vs. Government

Washington citizen journalist’s request trumps Snonomish County Sheriff’s refusal to release public records

Washington citizen journalist’s request trumps Snonomish County Sheriff’s refusal to release public records

Via anonymous contributor Publius Publius: Snohomish County has been the subject of many lawsuits over Public Records. In nearly all cases they claim to be the injured party, and yet the courts consistently seem to disagree. Perhaps most notably was a particular set of requests ...
St. Louis County Police Arrest Man for Video Recording in Ferguson as Grand Jury Decision Nears

St. Louis County Police Arrest Man for Video Recording in Ferguson as Grand Jury Decision Nears

David Whitt St. Louis County police arrested a member of We Copwatch in Ferguson this morning after he stopped his bicycle to video record them as they gathered behind a store in anticipation of the grand jury decision, which will be announced soon. David Whitt said he has video o ...
St. Louis County Police Violate Court Order by Arresting Journalist Taking Photos (Updated)

St. Louis County Police Violate Court Order by Arresting Journalist Taking Photos (Updated)

It took little more than a day for St. Louis County police to violate a court order ruling that police are forbidden from restricting citizens to record in public after they arrested a journalist for doing just that Saturday night as tensions continue to mount in anticipation of Monday's ...
Video Emerges of Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Arresting Man for Recording as Grand Jury Decision Nears

Video Emerges of Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Arresting Man for Recording as Grand Jury Decision Nears

  Three months after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown in the middle of the street, sparking waves of protests and national debates about the militarization of police, the grand jury is expected to announce its decision as to whether it will indict t ...