Clearly it is important that police have the authority to secure a scene and maintain public safety, but in this case it appears their actions were arbitrary and unnecessary....It is essential that journalists and citizens are allowed to witness public events within reasonable bounds. Indeed, in this case the police crossed the line, not Mr. Wagman, and while police cannot be charged for interfering with news gathering, surely there is no need to charge Mr. Wagman for interfering with police. Both sides should shake hands and move on.
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