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Tasing in the Kootenai County courthouse

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A 21-year-old man who refused to turn off his video camera in the Kootenai County courthouse ended up running afoul of court officers and was tased, cuffed and booked into the jail.

His original crime? Riding his bicycle at night without a light.

On Monday, Robert Peterson walked into the courthouse for a hearing with his video camera on, rolling as he went through security, walked to the courtroom and sat down. In Idaho the law even requires the media to get permission before filming, something Patterson did not do when he showed up and started recording everything. Full story. KXLY

Did court personnel over-react or does Peterson have authority issues?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.








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