Altai Brands of Salinas, California, purveyors of gourmet cannabis edibles, objectifies woman as salami tray at Marijuana Business Conference after-party in Las Vegas.
The Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office tried to paint them as activists while ensuring Thaler, the Santa Cruz Sentinel photographer, was there as a bona fide journalist. Fortunately, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Paul Burdick saw through that flimsy…
“Prosecutions such as this one can serve to chill speech even if they do not result in a conviction…” wrote Michael Risher, ACLU attorney.
Such is the case with Bradley Stuart Allen, a freelance photographer who faces charges for documenting a building occupation.
Nearly 70 reporters and citizen journalists have been arrested across the U.S. while covering the Occupy Wall Street movement.
They are trying to control who gets to be deemed a journalist, which stories can be reported on, and how they are reported.
NPPA & Reporters Committee Seek Dismissal of Charges Against Photojournalist Covering Occupy Protest
The First Amendment's guarantee of press freedom is meaningless if journalists do not possess a concomitant right to gather the news.