NPR reporter Josie Huang was put on the pavement, handcuffed and arrested for interfering with police making an arrest.  BLM was blocking the entrances and exits to the hospital where a Compton police officer was fighting for her life.

They were chanting, “Let the b*^ch die.”

The officer was shot in the head multiple times by a shooter that ambushed her and her partner. Her partner, who was also shot in the head multiple times is fighting for his life. They tried to enter the hospital but were repelled.

On Saturday night, the two police officers were sitting in their patrol car when someone snuck up on them from the passenger side and opened fire, then ran away. The female officer has a six-year-old daughter. The video shows a very short male who was the shooter. It may have been a child.

When the deputies were taken into the hospital, BLM swarmed the place and tried to shut them down for treating the wounds of the deputies.  How vile and disgusting.  Huang was hanging out with BLM and had no reporter certification on her.

The police ordered BLM to disburse.  Most of them listened, but one guy refused to go and he fought the police as they tried to cuff him.  Huang then charged at the police.  After several warnings telling her to get back, she was taken down and arrested.

Several people and the police commented on the arrest:


Several people claimed that Huang had her credentials hanging from her neck in plain sight but she admitted she didn’t have them on her at the time of her arrest. Members of the press are required to have their credentials on them while plying their trade.  That includes NPR reporters and they must obey lawful orders from the police.

California Penal Code Section 148(a) PC prohibits anyone to interfere with an officer of the law while they are making an arrest. But Huang did not follow instructions as the police were having major difficulties handcuffing a suspect. That is a direct violation of state law.

Reporters are well are of the law and she should have never have put herself in the position of being arrested. If she had her credentials on her, the whole episode could have been avoided. Because antifa has false press credentials, police can no longer take people’s word that they are reporters.


Steven Ahle

Steven is a syndicated columnist for, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa's Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It's All About me.

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  • *Disperse, not “disburse”.
    Also, regardless of one’s political point of view, or agreement with the opinion given here, this reads like a grade school writing assignment, and not a very good one at that.
    I’m truly not trying to be critical or snarky for no reason, but honestly, if you want to be taken seriously, you need to pay more attention to your grammar, writing, and sentence structure. Suggestion: start with The Chicago Manual of Style, maybe?

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