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Thu Mar 28 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)
Charged with Photography as a Crime
Thu Mar 28 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)
Indybay Reporter Charged in 2011 Vacant Bank Occupation: Bradley Allen's Story
Bradley Allen went to the Santa Cruz County Courthouse steps with his camera on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to cover a demonstration for Santa Cruz Indymedia, part of Indybay, at a time the Occupy movement was at its height. He assumed it would be similar to others he had recently been to, where people had rallied, marched, and picketed banks.

In the back of his mind was a thought—not necessarily bothering him at that moment, but there nonetheless—that one day he might become a target of repression for his reporting, and for his work in helping create Santa Cruz Indymedia, an internet platform for community issues that has not shied away from exposing wrongdoing by the police.

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