• Mark Graham
Freeway blogging is a way for citizens to be the media. We make a large banner painted with a political message and hold it up where drivers can see it. In October 2009 we went out to an overpass over I-80 in Davis with our banner, which said "Investigate 9-11". CHP came by and ordered us to take it down. We argued, but they insisted on violating our right of free speech. In L.A. and Hollywood, the group We Are Change L.A. has gone out many times freeway blogging. Their videos are on youTube. Although CHP and the local police have come by to talk, they did not run them off the overpass. Cops often do not know the law but they pretend that they do. In every situation a cop must assess the situation to determine whether a law applies. These cops even told us, “I don’t care what the law says”. California Vehicle Code Sec. 2410 gives them limited authority to regulate traffic, but it did not apply. We filed a complaint in December and an investigation is under way by CHP.
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