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Friday, July 02, 2010

mac really is doing some sort of bang up job reporting on

the bp disaster.  oh and the continuing disaster of them raping the american public. how much longer are we going to allow them to control US?

she is one fine reporter


Uniformed Cops on BP Payroll? Enter the ACLU

By Mac McClelland

Some updates on the incident I reported on last week, in which an off-duty Louisiana sheriff's deputy working for BP's private security detail harassed an environmental activist who was neither on BP's property nor breaking any laws. (Watch the video at the end of this post.)
First, some gratifying news: The ACLU has put Louisiana law enforcement on notice. In a letter (PDF) released yesterday, Marjorie Esman, executive director of the group's Louisiana chapter, reminded the sheriffs of the coastal parishes that "members of the public have the right under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to film, record, photograph, and document anything they observe in a public place. No one—neither law enforcement nor a private corporation—has the legal right to interfere with public access to public places or the recording of activities that occur there. Nor may law enforcement officials cooperate with private companies in denying such access to the public."............

pic from the article linked above

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