AN OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY student journalist was detained and arrested by university police when he wouldn't stop photographing runaway cows.
The student, who shoots pictures for the school newspaper, heard that a pair of cows from the agriculture school were loose and roaming campus. So he grabbed his gear and ran to the scene.
Someone from the agriculture school told him he wasn't allowed to take pictures. The student journalist said that he was on public property and allowed to take pictures.
University police later told the student that he could not take pictures from where he was because he was in danger. The student journalist moved and continued shooting elsewhere. He continued shooting as the cows ran. At one point, the student journalist bypassed a police barricade by walking through a university building.
Did the student journalist do a good job by getting the images? Or were the police correct - the student journalist put himself in danger by not listening to police?
6 months ago