The New Statesman have picked up on this story of excessive and over use of powers by Carmarthenshire Council and Dyfed Powys Police, arresting Jacqui Thompson the Carmarthenshire Blogger for filming a public meeting on her mobile phone!
Arrested for filming a public council meeting
Posted by David Allen Green – 13 June 2011 17:42
Have Carmarthenshire Council and Dyfed Powys Police acted illiberally?
The blogger and campaigner, Jacqui Thompson was last week arrested, handcuffed, marched to a police car, and then detained at a police station for two hours. All she had done was to film a public meeting of Carmarthenshire Council on her camera read on…..
Heather Brooke, the campaigner who used the Freedom of Information Act to expose the MP’s expenses scandal, has picked this up!
If Carmarthenshire County Council wanted to keep their scandals quiet, they seem to be achieving the exact opposite!
View the film here.
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