Yesterday, Idaho Dispatch went down to the corner of 6th Street and Jefferson St. across from the Idaho Capitol Building to try and interview individuals who had set up a homeless camp to demonstrate.
The goal for Idaho Dispatch was the same as it always is, cover events as much as we can, from people in all walks of life, and give Idahoans a chance to have their voices heard. However, when Idaho Dispatch tried to interview the individuals at the camp, an individual who had been at political demonstrations covered by Idaho Dispatch told the other people at the camp not to interview with Idaho Dispatch.
Idaho Dispatch is not sure if anyone at the camp would have interviewed with us or not, but the individual who discouraged them from speaking to us lied and said we were “media for the cops.” Our goal is not to be the media for anyone other than the citizens of Idaho who want the news done the right way.
Just before Idaho Dispatch live-streamed near the camp, some individuals told us they did not consent to be filmed. However, the camp was in a public space, and the filming of the camp was legal.
Idaho Dispatch went across the street and filmed briefly near the camp. Below is a video of our live stream that was done on Facebook.