Video: Occupy LA Livestreamer Threatened With Arrest for Recording LAPD Traffic Stop
The Los Angeles Police Department seems to be in a mode of arrest now, ask questions later, particularly when it comes to the new media and life in a post-Occupy LA raid L.A. This video testimony from an Occupy LA general assembly details how one popular Occupy livestreamer, known as Cross Bones, was allegedly threatened with arrest by an LAPD officer who was conducting a traffic stop.
It seems that the LAPD officer did not appreciate Cross Bones streaming the routine vehicle stop and search, but he did not know the actually legal cause a possible arrest would have. According to the videographer's story, the cop told him he'd have to look up the statute once he was arrested since the cop didn't know it offhand.
Anyone know offhand now what crime is involved with being a declared member of the press documenting a traffic stop?