Wednesday, June 24, 2009

watching them watching us

My new article about the intimidation of people who expose police wrongdoing seems rather timely.

The Guardian have just released footage showing how members of FITwatch (who monitor police filming of protests) were singled out, assaulted and then arrested at the Kingsnorth climate camp. They were remanded in prison for four days. Then - surprise - all charges were dropped.

Watch the Guardian film and judge for yourself.

1 comment:

bristle said...

Photojournalist Marc Vallée has a small piece on the Guardian website's Comment Is Free section today about police/Forward Intelligence Team surveillance & harassment of journalists:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/jun/23/police-activism-surveillance-protest-law