Sanford Florida Police Will Arrest Journalists

who “stalk” city employees. But, apparently, they will not arrest yahoos who gun down innocent kids with skittles.

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release, March 28, 2012
For Further Information Contact: PIO@sanfordfl.gov

Sanford, Fla – March 28, 2012 — The City of Sanford kindly requests that members of the media refrain from approaching, phoning or emailing city employees when they are in their roles as private citizens. It has come to light that there have been a few incidents where city staff were followed and approached at their home or in settings outside of working hours.

Law enforcement officials will not hesitate to make an arrest for stalking….

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6 Responses to Sanford Florida Police Will Arrest Journalists

  1. wholething says:

    They are afraid a city employee might feel threatened by a reporter carrying a banana. That law seems to be based on the Monty Python self-defense lesson skit.

  2. unbound says:

    I’m sure all the reporters need to do is call the police, and when they tell them that they don’t need them to follow the city employees, the reporters can do whatever the heck they want.

  3. Francisco Bacopa says:

    Before we totally dis the Sanford cops we should note that the police at the have gone on record as saying that Zimmerman should have been indicted at least for manslaughter.

    There was a big pro Trayvon Martin rally two weeks ago where some people showed up in hoodies. That’s bravery. It was 90 degrees.

  4. StevoR says:

    apparently, they will not arrest yahoos who gun down innocent kids with skittles.

    Gunned down with skittles. MMmmm .. tasty!

    Gunned down with real bullets from a real gun. Fatal and no fun at all.

    Sorry, just couldn’t resist the gammar nitpick and I’ll freely admit my grammar and typing are usually pretty atrocious too.

  5. CyberLizard says:

    “Law enforcement officials will not hesitate to make an arrest for stalking” kinda takes some of the kindness from their “kindly request” :-P

  6. Michael says:

    It’s a kindly request because it doesn’t become stalking until you’re asked to stop. They’re asking you to please not do it once, and telling you they’ll arrest you if you do it twice. It’s the same as trespassing. You’re not doing it until you’ve been asked to leave and you don’t, or if it’s obvious that you’re aware that you’re not welcome, like breaking and entering.

    Public officials need to be held accountable for the things they do, and the positions they take, but please keep it professional. They have offices and work in them for a reason. The moment you’re following someone home to ask questions about their job, it’s gone too far, and stalking is an appropriate word to use.

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