Quebec police illegally seize footage and camera equipment from journalists


The police ended up taking two SD cards from Guillaume's camera. I told the policeman that he had no warrant and no right to take our equipment. He said he didn't need it. The cop, who obviously either doesn't know the law or doesn't care what the law is, arrogantly told me that I was a journalist and not a lawyer. But if he knows that I'm a journalist, then he should know he can't take our footage.

A journalist, whether independent or not, should never have to turn over their journalistic materials to a police officer in a free country.

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