Iam Independent Journalist Tim Pool, founding member of VICE News. I was arrested in DC during the riots but released without charge AMA!
My name is Tim Pool. In the past I worked for VICE and Fusion. My work has been featured internationally and I have been called "The most innovative journalist in the street" by journalism professor Jay Rosen.
I was part of the group that was mass arrested in DC. I was informed no less than three times by the supervising officer that I was "under arrest" and "not free to leave."
After about 45 minutes the Lt. on scene pulled me and two other NBC reporters out of the crowd and told us to leave.
This is a last minute AMA but after seeing a few articles decry the attack on the press while omitting that three journalists were released without being charged. I felt obligated to talk about what happened during J20.
EDIT:I have to go do work (drone 360/VR experiments) but will be back to answer more questions throughout the day.
EDIT2: I am seriously trying to answer every question but, man, this picked up faster than I expected! I'll keep answering but in the meantime this video I made a few days ago might help explain what happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hylsXFRR6ns
EDIT 3: My hands are tired... I can't get to everyone and I apologize. Feel free to tweet me any questions as well and I will do my best to answer. Feel free to email me with any specific follow ups as well [email protected] THANK YOU ALL!!!
My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/6Qjed