Three determined men, Bob, Petr and Mark, do our first ever freeway blogging on the 8th anniversary of 9/11. Our banner reads, "9/11 was Created by U.S. Gov to Manipulate U.S. into War." We had a visit from the CHP. The sergeant was friendly and cooperated and gave us no problems. He said that the traffic at our overpass was backed up but not because of our banner. We cooperated with him too. We had a long conversation and he did not make us leave. One of his sidekicks had an attitude but we did not have to listen to him. Watch for the shot of the Sergeant holding our banner for us. Later on the Davis P.D. came by and also had an attitude, but we were leaving for lunch. Overall many drivers honked in approval. It was hot, sunny, and noisy, and we learned some key things about video and audio quality. We will be back! This was fun and I encourage you to try it! By the way see the videos from April and May 2008 of freeway blogging by We Are Change L.A. They had visits from the fuzz too and handled them. Knowing your rights you can exercise them.
The California Civil Code, Section 52.1, prohibits anybody, even a cop, from interfering with a person's exercise of Constitutional rights. We did not have to cite this but we had it with us.
Below are some videos of freeway blogging last Spring by We Are Change L.A.
You can find all their youtube freeway blogging videos (of WACLA.ORG) through these links.