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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cop Arrests NBC Reporters, Says “Your First Amendment Right Can Be Terminated”

Two NBC journalists were handcuffed and threatened by Chicago police after attempting to report on the murder of a 6-year-old girl yesterday, NBC Chicago reports.

Another NBC journalist was also detained by police outside Mt. Sinai Hospital, where the girl had been taken following a fatal shooting during city wide violence over the weekend.

Police were called to the hospital shortly after reporters arrived on the scene. The journalists said they has already moved away from a public sidewalk and across the street at the request of the police.

One police officer was then caught on camera telling other members of the media “Your First Amendment right can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever. Your First Amendment right has got limitations.”

When the reporters asked for clarification on how they were creating a scene, the officer replied, “Your presence is creating a scene.”

“This is what we do for a living!” one reporter replied, before another added“You’ve got a lawsuit coming.”

“I don’t care about no damn lawsuit!” the officer fired back. “F*ck a lawsuit. Just ’cause you sue doesn’t mean you’re going to win.”

Photographer Donte Williams and WGN Reporter Dan Ponce were then handcuffed and briefly detained by the officer, who threatened them with trespassing charges.

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6 comments:

lmclain said...

Heck yeah. The police, who swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, think that oath is just something to say to get a job, and the Constitution is more of a "suggestion" than anything else. Our rights are only what they TELL us they are and only what they ALLOW (being public MASTERS and not servants) us to have. The cop, operating under "the color of right", knows the judges and prosecutors automatically assume that WHATEVER he does, he is right. The law? Its whatever the cops say it is. Your rights? They only exist as long as you "comply". And, in view of the thousands of video's of cops beating and killing citizens, with little to no consequences or punishment, compliance may not help and your rights don't really exist at all. Ask any local judge.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

My first and second amendment rights will terminate when I die. How that happens, and who goes with me is what it is. Molon Labe.

Anonymous said...

Exactly 10:30!
Hire ARMED security and handcuff THEM them if they attempt to betray the Constitution. If they wish to escalate the situation, be prepared to defend your life by taking theirs if necessary! After all they are armed and dangerous criminals at that point violating the law. These bullcrap "peace" officers are out of control! Except of course when it comes to defending innocent people from BLACK MOBS or criminals! Then they only stand by and watch in fear!
Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

this is the "state of Obama". don't like it...vote all dems out when you can.

Anonymous said...

In Chicago I read where the head of the Police Sargent's Union got busted stealing over 1.25 million dollars -- his lawyer said he had enough cash on hand to replace the funds --a Union job is not an entitlement to determine the law--that is the corrupt courts job

Remedial Training in law needed said...

I do not like NBC...but we do have a Constitution...