Citizen Journalist Thrown Out of City Council Receives $200,000 Settlement

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imageThe Mayor called the meeting to order and then said, “First of all, a little house cleaning. Uh, Chief Tatum, if you would, remove the camera from — from the auditorium. We don’t allow filming inside of the city hall here unless it’s specific reasons, so if you would remove the camera.”

“Respectfully, Mayor … I am exercising my right as a citizen to record this meeting,” Tisdale asserted her right to film. —The Fifth Column.