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Re: City seeks tapes of Parkin interview about Police Department

In a message dated 10/5/00 7:44:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
dwcole@mediaone.net writes:

<< I hope the two stations stick by their guns.  Personally I would 
 rather destroy any unedited material not aired before turning it over 
 to any law enforcement agency for any reason. >>

I agree that they should stick by their guns and I hope that a court does not 
force them to turn over the tapes.  However, I would not suggest that anyone 
in this situation destroy a tape that is under subpoena.  That could lead to 
criminal contempt charges.  Also, I think it is reasonable for someone to 
resist what they see is an unjust order, but destroying the tape goes beyond 
that into outright floating of the law.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine