First Amendment YouTuber shot while live-streaming security guard

March 14, 2019
Civil liberties and First Amendment YouTuber Zhoie Perez was shot on Feb. 14 while live-streaming outside of a synagogue and high school in Los Angeles.Perez, who goes by “Furry Potato” on YouTube, was filming a security guard and his gun outside of the Etz Jacob Congregation and Ohel Chana High School in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles while the guard repeatedly asked her why she was recording.Perez did not answer, but said on the livestream that the guard threatened …

Al Jazeera journalist stopped and questioned in Los Angeles airport

October 22, 2018
Ali Latifi, a journalist for Al Jazeera English, was flagged for secondary screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers when he flew to Los Angeles from Istanbul on May 27, 2017.Latifi is a dual Afghani and American citizen who has reported for the New York Times, the Telegram, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He told the Committee to Protect Journalists that when he arrived in Los Angeles, he scanned his U.S. passport at the customs area …