by Madison Ruppert, Activist Post:
As the total lockdown in Boston is lifted and the manhunt for the remaining Tsarnaev brother continues, reporters attempting to cover the situation are being treated by police like suspects. In some cases officers are even drawing their weapons on the reporters.
James Ford, a reporter with local New York television station WPIX, got himself into hot water when filming police.
“I’ve been removed from crime scenes but never by officers with their guns drawn on me,” Ford said.
One officer told him to get back and asked, “Is it worth your life?”
“I’m tethered to this cable,” Ford said, according to the Huffington Post. “What’s more important, saving the cable or saving your life?” the officer asked.
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