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GUEST OPINION: Matter of freedom - Excluding media is excluding you

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By GENE POLICINSKI

First Amendment Center

Things are not “looking up” when it comes to our ability to “look down” or just around to keep an eye on what our police and other authorities are doing.

In several high-profile incidents and elsewhere, police have moved to block the public from effectively seeing what they are doing at scenes. Those actions put First Amendment freedoms — speech, assembly, petition and free press — literally on the line.


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