Police vs. Questioner at Truthland Screening in Buffalo, NY
by Buck Quigley - posted 2:30 pm, August 1, 2012
Here is a snippet of video I shot with my phone at the screening of “Truthland” at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center on Thursday, July 26. The center is located on the campus of SUNY College at Buffalo. I only started recording when a campus public safety officer stepped in to have a few words with Adam Drury, a student who was posing questions to the assembled panel. Look at the response he provoked from the natural gas industry representatives, as well as the police wearing bulletproof vests. The entire room had perhaps 40-50 people. At one point, I counted seven officers.
The woman at the lectern is Cherie Messore, Director of Public Relations Independent Oil & Gas Association of NY (IOGA). The panelists are, from left to right:
WBFO reporter Daniel Robison filed this story of the event.
A tip to Messore: The next time IOGA stages a public event at a public college, consider it bad form to instruct the security detail to remove a student from the venue for being so insolent as to ask questions.