Stop Silencing Journalists on Capitol Hill

Target: Matthew R. Verderosa, Chief of United States Capitol Police

Goal: Allow Capitol Hill reporters to do their jobs and report on congressional news without the interference of police.

Journalists working on Capitol Hill are being silenced by police and security guards working in the Capitol. They are having their photos deleted and their stories silenced.

Reporters most recently were covering the protests on Capitol Hill by groups in support of the Affordable Care Act. As these protesters were arrested, the press attempted to capture the story on both picture and video. However, police forced some reporters to delete their images because they were at a “crime scene.”

Police should not interfere with the press. Journalists should be allowed to do their jobs and show Americans at home what their government is doing and how it is treating its citizens. Sign the petition and demand that Capitol Hill police stop interfering with reporters and their jobs.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Verderosa,

Reporters on Capitol Hill, attempting to cover the protests over healthcare, were silenced by police. As protesters, some in wheelchairs, were dragged away by police, reporters attempted to capture the action and bring it to the television and computer screens of other Americans. However, police forced some reporters to delete their visual evidence.

Americans depend on reporters to share the truth and show them the actions of their government. Thanks to the press, the government and politicians are held accountable for their actions. To silence the press is a dangerous move that can threaten the foundation of democracy. I ask that you stop interfering with reporters on the Hill and allow them to do their jobs.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Elliot P.

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4 Comments

  1. They are having their photos deleted and their stories silenced by police and security guards?! What has happened to America??

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    FIX SOCIETY NOW!

  3. TIME TO TELL TRUTH! tRUMP WHAT ARE YOU SO AFRAID OF AND HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC

  4. Ginger Neimo says:

    Everything in this life is controlled.

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