San Francisco Video Blogger Josh Wolf Arrested

Josh Wolf

San Francisco independent journalist and video blogger Josh Wolf was arrested yesterday for refusing a federal grand jury’s request to turn over a video he shot of a burning police car during last year’s G8 protest. It appears that this is a situation where independent journalists and bloggers are not given the same rights as traditional journalists and the outcome of this may have a major impact on the definition of who is considered media and who is not.

Josh is currently located at The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Dublin and you can contribute to his legal defense fund through The Free Josh Wolf Wiki. Here’s more coverage:

San Francisco Chronicle (Bob Egelko)

CNET/New York Times (Jesse McKinley)


SFist (Jackson West)

Metroblogging San Francisco (Violet Blue)

Eddie Codel

and even more media coverage

photo credit: Steve Rhodes
Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.