] ] A widely published investigative journalist was tackled,
] ] punched and arrested Sunday afternoon by a Palm Beach
] ] County sheriff's deputy who tried to confiscate his
] ] camera outside the elections supervisor's headquarters.
] ] A sheriff's spokesman and a county attorney later said
] ] the deputy was enforcing a newly enacted rule from
] ] Elections Supervisor Theresa LePore prohibiting reporters
] ] from interviewing or photographing voters lined up
] ] outside the polls.
] If I had to guess, this new rule was likely a response to
] requests that people film voter intimidation.
This happened near where I work. I heard it on the radio this morning. According to the local radio report, the photographer was getting right up in peoples faces and taking pictures of them and was repeatedly asked to back off by the people and the police.
I knew this story would take off when I heard it, but it sounds like he was just being an asshole.
RE: Deputy tackles, arrests journalist for photographing voters