Re: Pls use at Gathering, print back to back
- From: "rainbowcrystalkitchen@xxxxxxxxx" <rainbowcrystalkitchen@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 20:14:34 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 25, 6:12 pm, "Chumley" <inva...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
doesn't matter anyway, if they want to put you in jail, they will.
<rainbowcrystalkitc...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
he following is a link to the us eastern district court ruling
regarding video tapping the police in the act of doing their
job....this was decied not by a state court... but by a federal courthttp://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/05D0847P.pdf
On Jun 25, 4:47 pm, Rainbow <rpcr...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Formatting note if u don't have Word (omit this note when copying and
pasting): Times New Roman font, size 11.5, .5" margins, spacing size
10 between towns, "B-E-F-O-R-E" size 14, everything in bold except TV
list where only phone numbers are in bold.
TV NEWS STATION PHONE NUMBERS, Pennsylvania Rainbow Gathering area
By inviting TV news crews to visit weeks and days B-E-F-O-R-E a police
attack, you may help to PREVENT one. Please, for the good of everyone
in the woods, call these numbers whenever you happen to be up on the
road. Block your number if you'd like to be anonymous.
Newsrooms operate 24/7 unless specified otherwise. Its courteous not
to call right before or during news airtime.
WICU (NBC 12) 1-800-533-8812 or 814-454-8812, hold until someone picks
up, it'll be the newsroom ...
WSEE (CBS 35) 814-454-3500, 2 ... WJET (ABC 24) and WFXP (FOX 66)
WFMJ (NBC 21) 1-888-721-9365 ... WKBN (CBS 27) and WYTV (ABC 33) and
WYFX (FOX 62) 330-788-2456
WGRZ (NBC 2) 716-849-2222, 1 and Community Relations 716-849-7665 M,
Tues, Fr 9 4:30 ...
WIVB / WNLO (CBS 4) 800-794-3687 or 716-876-7333 ... WKBW (ABC 7)
WPXI (NBC 11) and (FOX 53) 412-237-1100 ...
KDKA (CBS 2) 412-575-2245 and Public Events 412-575-2365 ... WTAE (ABC
Johnstown/Altoona/State College PA
WJAC (NBC 6) and (ABC 23) and WWCP (FOX 8) 814-255-7606 ... WTAJ (CBS
WHEC (NBC 10) 585-232-1010 ... WROC (CBS 8) 585-287-8000 ... WHAM /
WOKR (ABC 13) 585-334-8743 ... WUHF (FOX 31) 585-224-8888 ext.
8000 ... YNN 2 (Ind.) 585-756-2424, 2 ...
WXXI (PBS 21) 585-258-0224
WGAL (NBC 8) 800-847-9425 ... WHP (CBS 21) 1-877-393-6397 or
WHTM (ABC 27) 717-236-1444 ... WPMT (FOX 43) 717-843-0043, 1 ... WITF
(PBS) 717-910-2905 8 5 pm
WBRE (NBC) 800-358-9273 ... WYOU (CBS) 1-866-424-6372 ... WNEP (ABC
16) 570-346-7474, 4, 1
NBC New York 212-664-4444 ask for national news desk 9-5 pm ...
NBC Burbank 814-454-3753 ask for assignment desk
SOMETHING LIKE THIS MIGHT SOUND GOOD:
Hi I'm calling from the PA Allegheny Forest where I'm camping with
thousands of people at a Rainbow Gathering. I'd love it if you'd come
see all of the great things happening out here! There's spectacular
scenery to film, it's like Swiss Family Robinson with this temporary
city that's been built, and the meadows and children are beautiful, so
please bring your cameras. AND there are cops here with lots of
weapons so if you get here early you might just capture some live
action footage of peaceful folks getting pounced on! Directions are at
welcomehome.org , see you soon!
Then if this time should come, Hi I'm calling from my tent/car, I'm
camping in the Allegheny Forest, there's a man outside and I can see
that he's got about 5 weapons on him, can you guys please come out
here with your cameras as soon as possible?
THE MORE CALLS THE BETTER. That's why news stations that are farther
away are included.
Some newsroom workers may tell you it's too far. A good response is
Maybe you could put a word in with your affiliates who are closer to
us that you'd like some footage.
They'll usually give you about a minute; TV networks can't film phone
calls, the call itself isn't important to them. Most importantly we
want them to COME TO THE LAND to get the story.
When they come out, remember that since they ARE the corporate media,
they're not to be trusted. Sound bites are best. Please don't say
ANYTHING bad about your fellow gatherers. Some reporters WILL try to
trick you by asking things like what do people say about you that's
Here's a good response from Garrick: All we're doing is coming
together and being. We're being in peace and in a kind of celebration
which is something the human spirit needs right now. It's a
frightening world out there, terrorism, groups against each other,
folks starving, folks setting off nuclear blasts, and ALL this
stuff. And here we are, all these different supposedly strange,
weird people, these new culture people, and WE'RE not doing ANY of
The Rainbow press crew is no longer putting out press releases and
following up with phone calls to the media, to spark their interest
and get the Rainbow side of the story out into the court of public
opinion. We didn't get enough help from volunteers, and Info wouldn't
provide daily reports from the land which are needed for press
releases. (If you thought we were speaking for Rainbow, we weren't.
A disclaimer on every press release made that clear, and we got
reports from the land but they were almost impossible to get.) And if
you thought Why not do the press crew from the land? It's way too
much to ask to set up an office in the woods and work non-stop on
paperwork at a Rainbow gathering. Really.
This year we're hoping a bunch of phone calls from the land will work
to get TV news crews out in the weeks and days BEFORE an attack, to
help PREVENT an attack. With cell service on the ridge and this list
of contacts, all that's needed are some calls from you awesome
bellybuttons, so you're on your own, go for it!
***If you decide to videotape police yourself, please read this
Recently since more people carry video cameras, more people have been
arrested around the country for videotaping police. The Pittsburgh
ACLU gave us the following info about the current precedent set on
videotaping police in the state of Pennsylvania.
Folks were arrested for videotaping police, were charged with felony
violation of the wiretapping law, then their cases were dismissed.
For those who then filed suit, here was the ruling for the two most
recent suits: the judges ruled that the police, who are "government
employees," got "qualified immunity" because he said the PA
wiretapping law is unclear. One case is being appealed with a ruling
expected in about six months and the other is about to be appealed.
The Pennsylvania supreme court ruled in 2005 that it's legal to
videotape police, and anyone, as long as the person being recorded has
no reasonable expectation of privacy. So you can videotape anyone
in public, including in places like a store or restaurant.
It's advisable NOT to record at the expense of putting yourself at
risk of arrest. Anyone can be arrested for anything, including
videotaping police, but it's illegal for police to do this. If
there's no one else around, you probably shouldn't blatantly record
officers as this is likely to anger the officers and not turn out well
If you are arrested for videotaping police, your case is likely to be
dismissed. If you then decide to file suit, currently the 1st ruling
may not be in your favor. Your case may then be appealed but that
takes a while.
So if you decide to videotape police, be careful. Better yet, you've
now got ALL you need to just call in some TV news crews to do this job
that's safer for them to do...happy calling!- Hide quoted text -
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true ... but illegally....
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