Dan Heyman, a veteran reporter for the Public News Service, was arrested on Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia, for doing his job.
The West Virginia-based journalist was working on a story about whether domestic violence would be considered a pre-existing condition under the GOP health care bill, so he went on Tuesday to the West Virginia state capitol where President Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services, Tom Price, was visiting to learn more about the opioid crisis.
Heyman said that he approached Price in the hallways of the capitol and repeatedly asked him if domestic violence is a pre-existing condition. Price refused to answer questions, but Heyman persisted anyway. Moments later Heyman was handcuffed and arrested for “willful disruption of state government processes.”
Even though you are wrong about everything... you answered your own comment this time.
Heyman approached Price (fine) and asked him a question (fine)...
Heyman asked the questions REPEATEDLY (not fine) and persisted to ask the questions even after Price refused (not file).
Heyman WAS disrupting a government official willfully.. so he was arrested.
That was the correct thing to do, and there was really no other alternative. In similar circumstances.. overbearing pig cops have tased, clubbed, pepper sprayed, and even killed people... and they get away with it.
In this case, Heyman forced them to arrest him.