Photography Is Not A Crime
re: #274 NJDhockeyfan
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re: #259 jaunte
So lets keep this in mind for Ferguson-
Shoot an unarmed man in the head under color of authority and leave town with your identity protected. Take a picture of a protest, go directly to jail. Despite court orders. Anyone Still Not Clear on who is wrong ?
When is a non-exempt record exempt? When is a record claimed exempt non-exempt? These questions are raised with the inconsistent positions being taken by the St. Louis County Police Department regarding public records requests for the still unreleased “Incident Report” of the shooting of Michael Brown. (Ironically - the “Incident Report” of the alleged robbery prior to the shooting has been widely disseminated by the St. Louis County Police Department).
The ACLU of Missouri filed a public records request for this very Incident Report on August 12th. [See the ACLU request and denial here].
On August 13th they were denied the request in writing. The statement was that it was exempt because “There is an on-going investigation” at this time.
But this is not a valid exemption - and the Police Department and its officials knew it. The only thing exempt under Missouri’s public records law, during an open-investigation, is the “report of the investigation.” The fact that other records, including pre-existing public records, are used in or may be used in an investigation does not render them thus exempt under the law.
Screw the National Guard time for the 101st Airborne. And not to guard the command center. To guard the protesting populace from the city county and state police.
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