Monday, November 01, 2004

Jeb's Minions Violating First Amendment Rights

A reporter/photographer was chased down, tackled, punched and arrested for violating a law that had not been made public. It sounds like something right out of the former Soviet Union. But no, it happened today, in Florida.

A sheriff's deputy tackled, punched and arrested a US journalist for taking pictures of people waiting in line to cast early ballots in West Palm Beach, local media reported.

A sheriff's spokesman said later the deputy was enforcing a new county rule prohibiting reporters from interviewing or photographing voters lined up outside the polls, the Palm Beach Post said.


Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Teresa LePore did not comment on the incident or the new rule, which had not been previously announced. LePore gained notoriety as the creator of the infamous butterfly ballot that confused thousands of voters in the chaotic and controversial 2000 election.
Thanks to AMERICABlog.

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