Journalist @SamBraslow for the @BHCourier was shoved by police during today's pro-choice/pro-abortion protest. There was consistent violence against press tonight from LAPD. pic.twitter.com/BTCzEIMMyQ
— Vishal P. Singh (they/he) 🏳️⚧️ (@VPS_Reports) June 25, 2022
the role of the press is to go out into the streets and document what the protests look like.
sadly the LAPD have a hard time respecting members of the press in situations like this
and one of my favorite journalists, Sam Braslow from the Beverly Hills Courier-News was pushed around, as was Lexis-Olivier Ray from LA Taco.
As were others.
It sorta makes me want to rejoin the LA Press Club where I was on the Board for nearly four years.
There aren’t a lot of fakers pretending to be the press in LA. And there’s not alll that many journalists cops could expect to be out there. Sam and Lexis-Olivier are regulars, and they’re not hot heads, just the opposite.
They should be granted respect.
Or forced to.
One lawsuit could make either of these two rich because stopping someone from exercising Freedom of the Press should be punishable by a hefty fine. And you should lose your job.