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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Don't tread on me

I'm sure the teabaggers will be rushing to defend the rights of free citizens in this case.
Last week, Drew Wheelan, the conservation coordinator for the American Birding Association, was filming himself across the street from the BP building/Deepwater Horizon response command in Houma, Louisiana. As he explained to me, he was standing in a field that did not belong to the oil company when a police officer approached him and asked him for ID and "strongly suggest[ed]" that he get lost since "BP doesn't want people filming".

Click the link for video.



  • What scares me most in this story is the fact that it was a police officer that first approached the reporter, and that the officer appeared to be on regular duty (i.e. he wasn't moonlighting, he was on normal patrol).

    Even scarier is the fact the the LEO returned with a BP security goon, and that security goons followed the reporter via car.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10:14 AM  

  • There were reports of Coast Guard boats with BP security on them as well, patrolling out near the spill and keeping reporters away on BP's say-so. This needs wider coverage.

    By Blogger Brian, at 3:54 PM  

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