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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 7/3/2012 9:44:39 AM EDT

A journalist who was jailed on several felony charges while documenting a
protest at UC Berkeley won a $162,500 settlement last week.

UC Berkeley police also seized David Morse’s camera as evidence and held
on to his memory card for more than six months before a judge ordered it returned to him.

And when they did, he discovered they had deleted a photo he took of
them arriving on the scene, which contradicted their story that he was
fleeing from the scene.

He was charged with attempted arson of an inhabited structure,
vandalism, participation in a riot, attempted burglary, threatening a
university official, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon
against a police officer.


While I applaud the cash/civil settlement. How long do we have to wait for criminal charges to start being leveled in cases like this? - TS

Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:17:56 AM EDT

never..  the po po are special..

They fuck up, the taxpayer pays
for the offense, and time marches on..

Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:19:23 AM EDT
Don't hold your breath.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:20:34 AM EDT
First two posts nail it.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 12:06:45 PM EDT
As much as I detest journalists, Good One!
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 5:26:03 PM EDT
How many cases against photogs have to be overturned before this goes to SCOTUS?

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