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“You’ll be the first one cited and released,” the officer reassured me as I protested my unlawful detention. While I was the first to be led away in handcuffs, this wasn’t the “catch and release” operation the cop had suggested it was. I actually wouldn’t be released until six that evening. It was 10:30AM, and I was just about to take a break from filming and grab something for breakfast. I knew I should’ve eaten before I left, but had wanted to begin filming as early as possible. I attended the protests as a journalist, and had been actively working to stay out of the officers’ way as I filmed the various actions commemorating the five-year anniversary of the war. I don’t pretend to be neutral; I marched down the streets in a state of rage and sadness the day the bombs first dropped, but I was clearly acting as a news gatherer at the time of my arrest. The police didn’t care, and throughout the day several other journalists would find themselves imprisoned for reporting on the day’s dissent.
Josh is the longest jailed journalist in US history for committing journalism November 21st, 2006 NEW! Sign the Free Josh Wolf petition! Josh Wolf, freelance journalist and independent videographer, is currently in “coercive custody” at the Federal Detention Facility in Dublin, California. He is not charged with any crime and is being held under civil contempt. Wolf was incarcerated in July 2006 after resisting a subpoena to testify before a Federal Grand jury and for refusing to turn over his source material for video he shot of a San Francisco protest against the G8 Summit in 2005. His incarceration is virtually unprecedented. As of February 6 he is now the longest imprisoned journalist in U.S. history for failure to comply with a subpoena.
Originally posted by Wookiep
You make a good point...I wonder if this new tech will prohibit the act of turning the cam off though
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by ganjoa
Am i the only paranoid in the house here??
Although i can see the advantages of this system, isn't it just as likely to be a tool to be misused?
Like planting drugs or a gun on somebody who got shot. Try making your case against an officer who almost beat you to death when his CGI video capture clearly shows you holding a CGI gun.
I really have no idea if it is even possible to edit video material in this way but i tend to believe nothing is impossible.