Ramona Videographer Thinks Of Himself As a Watchdog – Police Think Otherwise But They Issue Press Passes
By Brandon Lowrey / North County Times / August 14, 2012
A Connecticut-based news agency is suing San Diego city and county officials in federal court, claiming that press credentials issued by the San Diego Police Department violate the First Amendment.
The lawsuit, filed last week in Connecticut by American News and Information Services Inc., centers on authorities’ treatment of a freelance video journalist from Ramona whose press credential was taken away. It’s the latest in a nationwide series of battles about the government’s classification and treatment of journalists.
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