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Originally posted by freedomwv
I say that anytime a journalist dies while being investigated, something dirty has went down. The US government has it`s police state at this point. The American people failed to stop it. Journalist are coming up dead and people who speak the truth must hide in fear of their lives. Yet, another reason why I have no intentions of returning to America. That place is insane!
Originally posted by peashooter
Obama's war on journalism.
Originally posted by texasgirl
I know that some witnesses can get descriptions wrong but a guy sitting in his car at that same stoplight (that Hastings reportedly ran through) described the car as 'pearl white' instead of silver. Because some people are questioning whether it was Hastings who ran the red light I found this statement interesting.
If you want the article let me know and I will look for it and post it.
**Found the article:
news.yahoo.com...edit on 22-6-2013 by texasgirl because: post article
Video of the Michael Hastings car crash aftermath has been released by LoudLabs News.
One of the company’s freelance videographers who was following-up a Justin Bieber-related tip just happened to catch with his dash camera what is purported to be Michael Hastings running a red light (see embed above). When the accident is reported over a police scanner, he rushed to the scene and filmed the fiery blaze that consumed Michael Hastings car after he hit a tree in his Mercedes. A public-spirited citizen is seen trying to hose down the car before the Los Angeles Fire Department arrives.
The video, by freelance TV news crew LOUD LABS NEWS, shows a vehicle blazing through a red light on Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, only four blocks from the crash:
The video appears to have been taken from a LOUD LABS vehicle awaiting the night's news.
Freelance videographers work the night shift in L.A. because local TV stations don't budget enough for expensive, three-person news vans to work overnight. The freelance crews listen to police scanners and sell their footage to the stations.
In this case, the LOUD NEWS videographer appears to be in standby mode, with a camera rolling, when a car blasts through that light.
Soon after, multiple reports are heard on an LAPD frequency regarding an "ambulance traffic" accident at Highland and Melrose avenues only a few blocks south.
The video indicates those calls came in four minutes later, but we'd guess, given the vehicle's speed and proximity to the crash site, that if it was the same Mercedes connected to the Hastings crash, it was more like a matter of seconds.
The videographer hauls it down to the crash site and spots a vehicle in flames. The video posted above ends just as the one we reported last night, which shows the fiery inferno, begins.
That solo-car accident was reported at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, LAPD said.
We learned that traffic investigators believe the Mercedes-Benz C250's motor was found about 100 feet from the burned-up car.
Ex-LAPD traffic official Harry B. Ryon said the position of the engine indicates the car was traveling at least 60 miles an hour.
Originally posted by bowaconstricta
reply to post by kauskau
More than a 100 comments on initial article on the Hastings "accident" in the Guardian (UK) were deleted (including 6 (all) of my own). I had never seen such moderating, it was beyond a joke and made me join ATS.
You would think that any journalist (or newspaper) worth his salt would be keen to investigate the untimely demise of a reputable colleague... or is it just me?
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Originally posted by raifordko
reply to post by NickDC202
Um, I don't think anyone said it was a police dash cam. I said dash cam, and you seem to have inserted the word police....
Every article I linked clearly says it was a LOUDLABS reporter who had previously been trying to follow Justin Bieber earlier in the night.
WAIT!! COULD IT BE THE BIEBS IS INVOLVED!!???
Originally posted by BanTv
Since "speeding" is why some people are shrugging this off as 'oh well he had it coming', let's logically think about this.
It's 4am. The only people on the road are:
A.) A few people with legit reasons to be on the road
B.) Drug addicts