Video Cameras Seized From Visiting Journalists in Mpls
Three journalists who traveled to the Twin Cities to document any police misconduct that might be directed at Republican National Convention protesters may have difficulty doing their jobs. The police have already confiscated their video cameras, cell phones, and a laptop computer.
The group said police detained them for about an hour after asking whether they knew about a rash of car burglaries in the area. The officers searched them without their consent and confiscated their belongings, the group said.
The police say the journalists were trespassing. Even if that's true, how did that offense justify a decision to confiscate the journalists' cameras? Were the officers actually motivated by a desire to prevent the journalists from documenting police misconduct?
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