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Publisher, Councilmember Threatened With Criminal Prosecution


March 29, 2018

Culver City Observer Publisher Stephen Hadland

The Culver City Observer and Councilman Jim Clarke have received notice from Culver City Resident Les Greenberg that he had sent a letter to Scott Bixby, Culver City Chief of Police requesting criminal charges be filed against Culver City Observer Publisher and Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke.

Culver City Councilman Jim Clarke

Observer Publisher Hadland stated, "I stand firm on the right of the press to provide necessary information to the public. While I believe the First amendment to the constitution applies here and I quote, 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press....' I would risk going to jail before I would fail in my responsibilities to keep the residents of Culver City informed."

The letter arrived at the Observer offices just before press time. We will be reaching out to Councilman Clarke and Chief Bixby for their comments.


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