Tuesday, November 23, 2004

a small example....

of a much larger problem in our society -- those in power abusing postions of responsibility BYU police vs. student journalists: "...The university agreed Friday to drop charges against Clif Kelly, a reporter at BYU's NewsNet, the student media outlet. Kelly was arrested while recording video of a campus police officer issuing a jaywalking citation to another student, Karley Nelson, also a NewsNet staffer.
Kelly was charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer when he refused to put down his camera and go away as the officer writing the ticket demanded. According to university officials, Kelly interfered with the officer, Carl Whiting, and refused to identify himself.
But the tape tells a different tale...."