The PUBLIC sidewalk

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on August 27, 2008

An ABC reporter was arrested today for taking pictures on a public sidewalk of Democrat bigwigs and donors as they left a meeting at a Denver hotel.

DENVER -- Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.

Police on the scene refused to tell ABC lawyers the charges against the producer, Asa Eslocker, who works with the ABC News investigative unit.

A cigar-smoking Denver police sergeant, accompanied by a team of five other officers, first put his hands on Eslocker's neck, then twisted the producer's arm behind him to put on handcuffs.

A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from the Brown Palace Hotel.

These cops need to be reprimanded and probably put on probation. It's a public sidewalk.

I encourage you to watch the video of the cop shoving this guy into the middle of the street.

The city of Denver is going to be lucky to get out of this little debacle without some serious legal fees.

So much for freedom of the press when it makes Democrats look bad.


Taped The Argument earlier today, fumbled through some closing remarks; this from @michaelbd is the more eloquent version of what I tried to say:

For some amount of time today, the CA DOJ's new data website leaked name and addresses of people with CCW permits.

Someone PM'd me with video evidence of it (can't share to protect confidential info).

Here is a reddit thread with discussion.

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