Freelance Journalist Arrested, will the Judiciary committee investigate?
(Below is the email I have sent to Sen. Andrew McDonald, chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, concerning the arrest of Ken Krayeske.)
I am not sure if you are aware of the issue surrounding the arrest of Ken Krayeske, a freelance journalist who was photographing the inauguration parade of Gov. M. Jodi Rell.
The arrest raises many important questions concerning our freedoms of press. Perhaps the most important are concerning the Connecticut Intelligence Center. Does the Judicial Committee conduct oversight of this center? Is the center properly protecting us from terrorism, or is it squandering resources by thwarting legitimate political dissent? Who is on the list of possible threats? Does it include other journalists or political activists? Is the list being properly reviewed by an oversight committee?
Another important issue is why was bail set excessively high? Why was he released at 1 AM? Was the fact that the inauguration ball was over make Ken some how less of a threat of not showing up for his hearing?
I do hope that the Senate Judiciary committee conducts a review of this affair. For additional information, I am including pointers to articles in the traditional and new media.
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It is currently begin covered in the traditional media at sites like CT News Junkie, The Hartford Courant, The Associated Press and WTIC:
It is also getting considerable coverage in the Connecticut blogs: