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 …

New York Post reporter punched while interviewing homeless man

November 22, 2018
On October 10, 2018, New York Post reporter Dean Balsamini was punched in the head by a homeless man he was trying to interview, local newspaper the Villager reports.Balsamini mentioned the assault in an October 13 article for the Post, titled “Post reporter investigating vagrants gets punched in the head.” Balsamini identifies the man who attacked him as “Zeke,” one of a number of young homeless people who congregate near a fenced-off vacant lot in the East Village neighborhood of …
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