CAL. PEN. CODE § 409.5 : California Code - Section 409.5(d) Nothing in this section shall prevent a duly authorized representative of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network from entering the areas closed pursuant to this section.
Below is a sample of the of the illegal and harassment imposed on the media, This document should not be required nor signed by anyone to require it of the press is simply extrajudicial.
AP photographers to the local newspaper reporter have been threatened with arrest and humiliated at checkpoints, the complaints generally focus on the Forest Federal Law Enforcement officers at roadblocks but also include local police such as Sacramento Pd officers working for OES, County Sheriff personal and California Highway Patrol.
When Police at checkpoint require a press vehicle to be left at roadside and photographer to hike into an active fire area without transportation and other safety & communications gear the humiliation and civil rights obstruction ends and the outrageous, dangerous police instruction becomes deadly!
California Law requires unrestricted access to emergency incidents
|PRESS WAS REQUIRED TO SIGN THIS ILLEGAL EXTRAJUDICIAL UNCONSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENT|
Restrictions put media at odds with fire officials