Feds violate policies while arresting criminal justice activist

Posted: May 13, 2010 in detention, federal government, police, US Marshalls

BTC – Two activists from the Fully Informed Jury Association or FIJA were assaulted and unlawfully detained by federal agents agents while video taping an outreach effort on public property in Allentown, PA.  Their video equipment was aggressively seized by the agents as bystanders witnessed the altercation.   According to the Libertarian Examiner, the interaction escalated as one FIJA member  “chose to argue” with a female US Marshall.

As 911 report  followed, dispatched as a “robbery in progress”.  The camera operator, George Donnely, has been detained since the incident.  The charges to continue to hold him in a local Federal Detention Center are obscured.  

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