Boston Police Attempt to Intimidate Journalists from Document Training Exercise from Public Sidewalk

By Carlos Miller
PINAC
May. 16, 2014



The Boston Police Department, never one to refrain from intimidating journalists, tried to flex its muscle against reporters from the Bay City Examiner earlier this month as they tried to record some type of training exercise in a parking lot clearly in view from the surrounding public sidewalks.

The beauty of the interaction is the skill Andrew and Maya demonstrate in knowing and understanding the laws and their rights, especially when it comes to what police are required when asked for their “identification cards.”

It’s a good skill to use when police are demanding your identification in situations when you are not legally required to provide it.

Boston police officer Michael Principe remained uncomfortably close to Andrew, even when Andrew asked him to step back as there is no need to invade the personal space of another just to have a conversation.

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