A Democratic state senator who called 911 a journalist who asked questions after a campaign event, says he threatened her at a restaurant in North Miami Beach.
Senator Daphne Campbell called the police just before 1.30 p. M. From August 9, and told a North Miami Beach agent that a woman in a floral dress was threatening her, the Miami Herald reported.
That woman was the Miami Herald reporter Sarah Blaskey, who had attended Mrs. Campbell's re-election campaign at Duffy's restaurant to ask
Florida Democratic state Senator Daphne Campbell (left) called 911 on Miami Herald reporter Sarah Blaskey (right) for asking questions after a campaign event, claiming the journalist threatened her
"Can you send a policeman please, please, at this time?", You can hear Campbell say that the operator asks about his location.
"I have a lady who threatened me a lot," Campbell said.
& # 39; I will not argue with anyone. She threatened me at this time. I need protection
It was reported that Ms. Blaskey asked Campbell questions during a question and answer session following an event for candidates in the state Senate race.
When Ms. Blaskey requested an interview, she was denied and told to e-mail her questions, the Herald reported.
However, when Ms. Blaskey continued to listen to Ms. Campbell's conversations with the voters, the senator went to another table and called the police, the newspaper reported.
The senator described the reporter as white, with a colorful dress and no weapons.
The police responded, but did not make any arrests.
Ms. Blaskey tweeted about the incident and said: "The last time I checked it, you were allowed to ask questions in a public forum … Do not worry guys, the cops did not think the complaint was credible."
The next day, she wrote: "Yesterday, I committed an act of journalism, today, tomorrow and every day, I plan to do it again." Consider it premeditated.
The executive editor of the Herald, Aminda Marqués González, said in a statement released by the publication that Mrs. Blaskey did nothing wrong.
"Sarah Blaskey was just doing her job," Gonzalez said. & # 39; Ask a question is not a threat & # 39;
Mrs. Blaskey is not the first reporter of Mrs. Campbell to inform the authorities.
Earlier this year, Ms. Campbell called the police to a journalist who was recording her speaking with members of the Miami Shores council and marching after a meeting. The police did not make arrests either.