Journalist rights remain open to attack

California Governor Gavin Newsom failed to protect people’s First Amendment right when he vetoed SB-629.
He failed to address police officers’ blatantly ignoring journalists’ right to cover public protests and demonstrations under the First Amendment.
SB-629 was intended to further protect journalists from police officers, but lacked language that would truly discourage officers from arresting journalists when they’re deemed an inconvenience or from outright assaulting.

October 14, 2020
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