Chicago Cop Arrests Two Reporters For Doing Their Job

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 7 Comments
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Two members of the media were taken into custody and insulted by a Chicago police officer while reporting on a murder of a 6-year-old girl. NBC photographer Donte Williams and WGN reporter Dan Ponce were handcuffed just outside Mt. Sinai hospital where the young victim of a fatal shooting had been taken to. The journalists had already moved away from the building at police request and they were shooting from the median sidewalk between the lanes when one of the cops approached them. He insisted they should move even further across the street even though the reporters were told by hospital security it was alright for them to stand there.

The visibly agitated cop started cursing and among other things denied them the freedom of speech. He said “Your First Amendment right can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever. Your First Amendment right has got limitations.”

When the reporters asked in what way they were creating a scene, he told them their presence was creating it. One of the reporters exclaimed they were only doing their job and the other mentioned a lawsuit, which enraged the cop even more. Yelling out curses, he decided to deal with the situation by arresting Williams and Ponce and detaining them in the police car, threatening with trespassing charges. After a while, the handcuffed journalists were released without charge. The whole incident was shot by several other reporters and uploaded online.


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7 Responses

  1. W F Smith says:

    It is a shame that you consider this brutality. Over shrieking degrades real and bloody police brutality in the same way that the word abuse has been diluted.The officer was quite wrong but that does not show brutality.

  2. terry wagar says:

    Officers Eric Carlson and John Ray committed an early morning break in on March 26th 2007 in S,E, Portland Oregon and they raped and killed a child!
    I am disgusted by the fact no one wants me as a witness and no one cares!
    I caught those pedophile cops in the act THEIR ILLEGAL BREAK IN WOKE ME UP AND I CAUGHT THEM IN THE DAMN ACT!
    If that’s not good enough for you then guess what!
    Gee I don’t see many people stepping forward wanting justice I guess too many people are just worried about COVERING PEDOPHILE COPS BUTTS BY PRETENDING NOTHINGS WRONG!

  3. terry wagar says:

    Here is a photo of James Chasse after he was brutally battered by Portland police officers!
    The man did nothing wrong, but cops wanted him dead so they battered him breaking 16 ribs and they hogtied him and stood around him while they sucked down starbucks coffee!
    You see the ambulance in the background? it never picked up James Chasse because the police waved the ambulance driver away!
    James Chasse died in the back of a Portland police car, autopsy said James Chasse died by not breathing.
    How can James Chasse breath when he is hogtied, laying on his stomach in the backseat of a police car, with 16 broken ribs?
    His whole body weight was on his ribs and his ribs were broken, hence his lungs collapsed!
    Cops responsible did not stand trial and transferred to a new jurisdiction to allow heat to calm down over this!

  4. terry wagar says:

    The Portland police and Multnomah county sheriffs pay photo doubles to commit break ins and to make child porn!
    They sit around in the back of Clackamas Walmart for hours bragging how they frame innocent people as pedophiles using photo doubles and photogenic photo’s!
    They even have a name for this activity they call it PEDOFYING!
    Word gets out that cops use photo doubles and you can imagine how many people behind prison walls can use that as an excuse for a retrial!

  5. sonny says:

    On this memorial day we are asking all AMERICANS to say a prayer for all poor TENNESSEANS who are being abused by brutal and violent TENNESSEE police.On that day when you are swimming watching the Indy 500 cooking out please remember the abused victims in TENNESSEE of police brutalty and say a silent preyer.My family and friends will probaly? be assualted or worse by these police for speaking out aganist them so please prey fo us.

  6. terry wagar says:

    Cops caught on video waiting in ambush to shoot poisoned victim!

  7. Dan says:

    This is insane..the cops are violating MY constitutional right to freedom of the press.
    The anchor should have called the Mayor and the Police chief to ask them if they approve of police arresting media for doing their job…live on the air…

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