Journalist Facing up to 6 Months in Jail for Filming Police, What You Need to Know

Journalist Facing up to 6 Months in Jail for Filming Police, What You Need to Know

Jeff Durkin with We Are Change CT breaks down an incident where Anti-Media Journalist Patti “P.M.” Beers was arrested for filming the police. The incident took place on January 18th, 2014 where she along with a handful of others were arrested by the Fullerton Police allegedly for ‘failure to disperse’. Patti Beers was covering a protest that was in response to the not guilty verdict for the two officers involved in the beating of Kelly Thomas.

We break down the facts of this case, previous examples of police aggression, as well as the implications this case has on journalists, and the First Amendment.

To learn more about Patti “P.M.” Beers’ case and how you can donate check out: http://www.youcaring.com/other/pmbeers-legal-fund/301648#updates

Trial Date is February 23rd be sure to attend if you can: https://www.facebook.com/events/607232352658522/

SOURCES:

http://theantimedia.org/anti-media-journalist-jail-for-filming-police/

http://ktla.com/2014/01/13/verdict-reached-in-trial-of-ex-officers-in-kelly-thomas-death/

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/kelly-thomas-protesters-clash-fullerton-police-riot-gear-13-arrests/

http://www.newsweek.com/how-americas-police-became-army-1033-program-264537

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Journalist Facing up to 6 Months in Jail for Filming Police, What You Need to Know

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