Op-Ed: A Harbinger of Bad Things To Come

On the day after Spotlight won the Oscar of Best Picture for celebrating hardscrabble journalism that uncovered decades of sexual abuses by the Catholic Church, a Secret Service agent grabbed the neck of a 58-year-old photojournalist and threw him to the ground.

The photojournalist, veteran Christopher Morris, tried to move outside the “press pen” to photograph hecklers who were being escorted from a Donald Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia, but was blocked by the agent. Morris shouted obscenities and allegedly shoved the agent before being taken down.

Selfie Sticks Banned by Secret Service Ahead of Pope’s Visit to D.C.

On September 23rd, Pope Francis will be visiting Washington D.C. and rolling through the streets during a Papal Parade in his Popemobile. The Secret Service is working hard on security preparations leading up to the visit, and yesterday it published security policies for law enforcement to enforce.

Among the banned items at the parade are firearms, explosives, drones, and selfies sticks.