The arrest warrants Jerry Falwell Jr. says have been issued for 2 journalists came from Liberty University’s police department
- Jerry Falwell Jr. told conservative radio host Todd Starnes on Wednesday that the had police issued warrants for misdemeanor trespassing for a New York Times photographer and ProPublica reporter who reported on the Liberty University campus.
- The misdemeanor warrants were issued by a member of the University’s campus police.
- It’s unclear where the warrants in question have any legal force or will lead to an arrest. Neither warrants appear to be signed by a judge or properly certified by a court.
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On Wednesday, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said two warrants had been issued for two journalists who reported on Liberty’s decision to keep its campus open during the coronavirus outbreak. But as multiple outlets, including Politico and RawStory have reported, the warrants were issued by the University’s campus police and do not appear to have legal weight.
Falwell Jr. told conservative radio host Todd Starnes on Wednesday that he had police issue warrants for misdemeanor trespassing for New York Times freelance photographer Julia Rendleman and ProPublica reporter Alec McGillis, both of whom reported on Liberty’s controversial decision to keep its campus open during …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]