Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What would happen if a blogger posed as a police officer?

From MetaFilter:

"If people can't trust that journalists are journalists, then we are on the road to intellectual anarchy."

May 22, 2007 6:37 AM Vancouver police posed as journalists to lure out and arrest the activist who threatened to bring protest of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to the doorsteps of Olympic officials - and it isn't the first time police in BC have impersonated the media to make an arrest. The Canadian Association of Journalists is not amused, but a constable speaking for the VPD "doubts the outrage from the person on the street over the issue would be the same as it has been from the journalistic community".

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