22) CA: Blogger stays in prison, defying grand jury order

San Francisco Chronicle

"Blogger and anarchist Josh Wolf, spending his 57th day in federal
prison today for refusing to surrender video he shot of a violent San
Francisco protest, is well on his way to becoming the longest-jailed
journalist in U.S. history. To the government, the 24-year-old San
Franciscan is hindering a federal grand jury investigation into
serious crimes -- an attack on a police officer who suffered a
fractured skull during the July 2005 rally and the attempted burning
of his patrol car. To Wolf and his supporters, including prominent
press organizations, he is the latest victim of a Bush administration
assault on journalists and is being punished because he won't help a
law enforcement fishing expedition. Wolf says he didn't even film the
crimes in question." (10/16/06)