it seems the cops are bending over simply to accommodate the media, big jerks that they are:
However, Maria Ressa's whining for more press freedom (as if we don't have enough of it) including this scenario, gives me the distinct impression that journalists expect to be treated like they were above the law or something. You know, like VIPs exempt from the usual procedures which would have otherwise inconvenienced the little people. Nope, nothing like that for our brave and courageous journalists. Because if you do anything like that, Maria runs to CNN to tell on you. Boo-hoo!