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Georgia Man Arrested for Making Public Records Request
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It was just over a year ago that Matthew Haley was arrested for video recording on a public street corner in Georgia after deputies demanded his identification and he refused to provide it on the basis that he was not committing a crime, telling them that all he was doing was documenting the number of cars violating traffic laws.

Two days later on the Fourth of July, after having spent 12 hours in jail for obstructing, he was standing outside the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in Augusta being interviewed by a local television reporter about his arrest when a pair of deputies walked up to him and demanded his identification again, accusing him of suspicious behavior because he was holding a cell phone camera, even though it was obvious he was retelling the story of his unlawful arrest – a charge that is still pending.

A few months later, Haley returned to the Richmond County

Added: Jul-3-2014 Occurred On: Jul-1-2014
By: PhotographyIsNotACrime
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Tags: PINAC, , Georgia, Man, Arrested, for, Making, Public, Records, Request, Matthew, Haley, Richmond, County, Sheriff, Office, police, cops
Location: Georgia, United States (load item map)
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