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Police detain videographer, take her tape

Police confiscated video footage Friday from an Oakland Tribune photographer who was filming students protesting federal immigration policy, according to the Tribune and AP. The photographer, Jane Tyska, was placed in back of a patrol car for about a half-hour and released without citation. According to the Tribune:

The AP quoted Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition, as saying police are generally not allowed to seize what they think could be evidence in a future case without a warrant or subpoena.

“That just gives police huge powers that they don’t have,” he said, calling the incident “very unusual.”

The Tribune is attempting to get the tape back from the school district police, said managing editor Pete Wevurski.

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