Outside one house on Kentucky Street, a member of the Army 82nd Airborne Division summoned a reporter and photographer standing nearby and told them that if they took pictures or wrote a story about the body recovery process, he would take away their press credentials and kick them out of the state.Here is the important point: The US Army has absolutely no authority to order members of the media around on US Soil, period.
"No photos. No stories," said the man, wearing camouflage fatigues and a red beret.
Last I checked, the First Amendment was still in effect protecting the press from arbitrary military orders -- or Police orders for that matter.
Simply put, there is no one in the United States, from the President of the United States on down, that has any legal authority to tell any reporter what they can and cannot write about.
Have the balls to disobey unlawful orders and force them to attempt to do something about it. But as long as this B.S works, they will keep doing it.