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N.C. Blogger Threatened With Arrest For Photographing Arrest

June 27, 2011

A North Carolina blogger was threatened with arrest Thursday after attempting to photograph a cop making an arrest.

When the blogger demanded the cop’s name, he lied and provided the name of a fellow cop.

The woman who runs Crime in Charlotte then called the public information officer, who informed her that the First Amendment did not apply in Charlotte.

According to a North Carolina blog called Cedar Posts and Barbwire Fences:

When Crime In Charlotte requested the officer’s name he told her that his name was Williams. Turns out he forgot that his name was M. Thompson and that the other officer’s name was Williams.

When Crime In Charlotte called CMPD’s Public Information Officer Rosalyn Harrington to discuss what happened, Harrington was unapologetic saying that officers were within in their rights to arrest Crime In Charlotte. When Harrington was pressed on the validity of the law she stated that Charlotte had rules that are different from other cities like Baltimore, as she continued to explain away the officers actions as justifiable.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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