Sunday, November 19, 2006

Jailed Blogger Could Spend a Year in Detention

A federal appeals court has refused to hear the case blogger and freelance journalist, Josh Wolf, who now could end up spending almost a year in prison for his refusal to turn over unedited video of a San Francisco protest he filmed over a year ago.
Wolf posted footage of the 2005 violent protest on his blog, which was picked up by local and national media. During the filmed incident , a police car was vandalized.
Though Wolf denies he filmed the actual attack on the police car, in September a federal judge ordered him to testify and turn over all of the footage, which he refused. According to the new ruling, if he doesn’t turn over the footage and his sources, he will remain in custody until July 2007, when the grand jury expires.
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