Citizen activist Nydia TIsdale, who videotaped a Dawsonville Republican rally advertised as open to the public, was found not guilty of felony obstruction for allegedly striking a law officer who removed her from the premises. A jury also found Tisdale not guilty of misdemeanor criminal trespass because she had already talked with the owner and believed she had authority to record over those who approached her.  Incredibly, she was found guilty of misdemeanor obstruction apparently because jurors felt she should have known that the off-duty deputy who removed her was a law officer even though he repeatedly refused to identify himself. Tisdale should never have been charged with anything. Those who seek to remove and even prosecute citizens for recording events advertised as open to the public all have their boats SINKING…

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