[Hpn] Fwd: Police threaten to seize video tapes

Bonnie Briggs s248_1132@hotmail.com
Sat, 17 Jun 2000 14:14:35 -0700 (PDT)


General
Hi gang,
  Here is report #2. The cops are trying to seixe all the videotape of the 
march. I think they know they screwed up and are trying to hide it. People 
need to see this vidoe tape.
Bonnie
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>NATIONAL POST
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>Saturday, June 17, 2000
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>  However, police vowed yesterday to hunt down as many of the
>  Queen's Park demonstrators who broke the law as they can, and
>  told TV stations they will subpoena their videotape of the riot.
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>  Twenty-nine protesters have been arrested so far, after the
>  anti-poverty demonstration erupted into a violent clash with
>  baton-wielding riot-squad members.
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>  Sixteen demonstrators were released on bail yesterday. Many more
>  arrests are expected in the coming days as police search their own
>  tapes of the melee and those of TV journalists, said Staff-Sergeant
>  Fred Ellarby.
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>  Police have informed at least one TV station they plan to subpoena
>  hours of raw tape recorded at the scene. Ian Slack, assistant news
>  director of the CTV affiliate CFTO, said the station will surrender
>  its tapes if presented with a court order. CITY-TV also expects
>  police to come after their raw footage. Lawyers for all the stations
>  met yesterday to discuss a united response to any police subpoena.
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>    Bob Olsen, Toronto      bobolsen@interlog.com
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