GOP of MS Banned Cameras During State Convention Tomorrow! Advice Needed.Submitted by Timx98 on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 01:44
The Mississippi state convention is in 8 hours. I had planned to live stream the event, but received word that the republican party has banned cameras and specifically live streaming during this convention.
The party said that since they rented the room for the convention, they have the right to decide who gets to be allowed in and will have people with cameras escorted out. When asked for the reason, they said it was because of the recent mess with the Oklahoma convention that was caused because of live streaming. Is it legal for them to stop me from recording or have me escorted out by police? If anyone can give some legal advice before it begins at 9a.m. (Central time) today, it would be much appreciated!
EDIT: Thank you all for the advice. I have a good idea on what I'm going to do now. Assuming they havn't blocked out the wifi connection, I'll be posting the link to the live stream about an hour before it begins. If I can't get a connection, I may upload the video later. Wish me luck and thanks!
Update: at convention now, wifi is shut down, but I am recording. We didn't have the numbers to we needed to stop or amend the new rules they pushed. More to come
Update 2: Do not count on having any Ron Paul supporters as delegates in MS. Here is the video of the adoption of the new rules for the convention. We just didn't have the numbers from the start, so it was redundant to continue to fight. We fought again during the delegate elections, but lost again. We are now going to focus on growing our numbers and building rapport with the republican party. The GOP in MS has one of the biggest strong holds in the U.S., but we are not giving up. Until we have a bigger influence, do not count on having any Ron Paul delegates from MS :(.