At today's "Our Water, Not BRRRoadwater" polar bear plunge to raise awareness about the Broadwater future evironmental disaster, blogger and photo-journalist Ken Krayeske was in attendance, covering the event for a local publication.
Ken, as you may have heard, was the innocent journalist arrested for performing normal photographer's duties. His arrest may have been precipitated by an "enemies list" provided to police in advance of the governor's inaguration parade.
I'm not easily impressed, but to see Ken bravely covering an event featuring a Senator, a Congresswoman, and the Attorney General so soon after being thrown in jail just for SHOWING UP at a political event struck me as a really ballsy move.
So I had Sufi take this photo of me and my latest hero:
And yes, I had my press credentials prominantly displayed, just in case I was on any "hit lists" provided to the local police by panicky or spiteful politicos. I figured someone would have raised an outcry when seeing an honest online journalist being manacled and dragged away.
I mananged to get video of Senator Lieberman and several other notables. My external drive crashed tonight, so please be patient while I struggle to try to rebuild it. Video will be up sometime tomorrow.