Arresting Filmmakers… in America?

by Peter D. Marshall

by Robin Bronk.

Yesterday, Academy Award-nominated documentarian Josh Fox was arrested by U.S. Capitol police while trying to film a public Congressional Hearing. Isn’t this the kind of chilling free speech episode we Americans condemn when it happens in other countries?

The U.S. House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment was holding a public hearing, and Fox was there with his camera crew to get footage for a documentary film. According to press reports, the Subcommittee’s Chairman exercised his authority to bar filming by individuals without proper House of Representatives’ press credentials. Fox persisted, was arrested by Capitol Police, and charged with unlawful entry.

Read the rest of this article from Huffington Post.

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