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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Shelled with us?"
    To which I ask "Shelled with this"?

    It was dark and the police were under fire from the crowd. The dumb ass reporter was illuminating the police line with their flood light making it easier for people to target the police.

    "Turn the light out or you will be shelled with us." meaning "you are making yourself a target".
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    The media can't get in the way of police work. For all the media like to decry this situation as a war zone, when was the last time you saw media in an actual war zone weaving in and out through the troops, putting their cameras in soldiers' faces?

    This isn't a war zone, but it is a serious situation, and I don't have that much sympathy for media. I also don't believe most of their claims that they weren't doing anything. Their professional interest in these situations is exactly to get in the way so they can get the best pictures, the best videos, etc. If that gets them arrested for obstructing police work, I don't see that as an inappropriate consequence.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There are terrorists in Syria who have more respect for the media than some of these cops.
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    I think the media is taking notice of the fact that photographers are getting arrested. It use to be that photographers were pretty much allowed freeroam even in places like Vietnam and Iraq.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson - The Washington Post



    The Washington Post later expanded on the incident:

    Officer appears to threaten cameraman covering chaos in Ferguson - The Washington Post



    They're proving everyone of their critics right. They are attacking the media, they do not want their oppression to be recorded. They do not want their aggression to be shown to the public later. This is the police state that people are so worried about.
    Just on the basis. Even when a cop is completely right and lawful with his commands, they didn't use to talk to the public in this fashion, and now its a regular event and its quite disturbing and goes along with the deteriorating attitudes they have towards the public. And with the court giving a green light to departments hiring from lower IQ pools, its not surprising.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I saw this as it actually happened. You can see events live, as they unfold in Ferguson, at KARG Argus Radio. It was the Argus reporter who was threatened, and the cop who threatened him actually pointed his gun at the reporter's head too.
    That is soooooooo unacceptable, will the right wingers be in here defending that too. And why is there a political divide on such matters anyway. This seems to substantiate that the right doesn't value civil liberties.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That is soooooooo unacceptable, will the right wingers be in here defending that too. And why is there a political divide on such matters anyway. This seems to substantiate that the right doesn't value civil liberties.
    Makes for good ratings though... how many "journalists" will push the cops so that they actually get hurt or actually get arrested for ratings? I'm sure at least one or two....
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There are terrorists in Syria who have more respect for the media than some of these cops.
    This is an outrageous statement. When tension is high in Syria the media hide and report from dark buildings and rooftops and take pictures after the fact. Go with a camera crew to IRAQ and try to film terrorists interacting with the local population . . . I wish you the best of luck.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Good Lord people that isn't a threat. The police were getting shot at by protesters and the police warned that the light was drawing attention and the reporters would be targeted along with the police. The incredibly stupid reporter was illuminating targets with their light. I would be incredibly pissed at the idiots too.
    Hmmm, a quick Google search showed no results for how many Ferguson police have been shot. If people were shooting at them, considering the number of potential shooters I would expect someone would have been hit by now. If I were a police officer in Ferguson I would have left town by now and let the National Guard handle it. He may have been afraid he would be shot at, he should be. But considering the crowds, even inexperienced shooters with handguns held high and sideways should have hit something if in fact they were the ones doing the shooting. Seems to me the police/ military are the only ones opening fire.

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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    The media can't get in the way of police work.
    They weren't. As a matter of fact, they haven't been arrested for doing anything other than being present. How do I know? All have so far been released without charges.

    For all the media like to decry this situation as a war zone, when was the last time you saw media in an actual war zone weaving in and out through the troops, putting their cameras in soldiers' faces?
    Iraq:



    Syria:



    Afghanistan:



    How do you think the images you see on TV are taken? Lmao.

    This isn't a war zone, but it is a serious situation, and I don't have that much sympathy for media. I also don't believe most of their claims that they weren't doing anything. Their professional interest in these situations is exactly to get in the way so they can get the best pictures, the best videos, etc. If that gets them arrested for obstructing police work, I don't see that as an inappropriate consequence.
    Odd that they can be around warzones and not really be a problem for US soldiers but they can't be in a much less serious situation here at home. Yeah, bull**** from the same sort of people who brought us "Telling someone you'll shoot them is not a threat!"
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Makes for good ratings though... how many "journalists" will push the cops so that they actually get hurt or actually get arrested for ratings? I'm sure at least one or two....
    Well you've a point. I can see where cops would consider the press a threat and pushy.
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