Update March 23: Villalba unblocked Rhoads on Saturday and promised her an exclusive after the bill gets its committee hearing on March 26.
Dylan Hollingsworth These are the guys Villalba's trying to stop. The cop-watchers.
Jason Villalba's taken a lot of heat for HB 2918. Some of it's been deserved -- even Villalba himself admitted to The Dallas Morning News that the bill, which limits how non-reporters can record police, was drafted poorly -- and some of it hasn't. Brett Sanders, founder of First Amendment Fridays on YouTube and friend of Open Carry Tarrant County's Kory Watkins , accused Villalba of being a Nazi, which is totally uncool.
Much of the invective spewed in Villalba's direction has come from social media, specifically Twitter, and it seems the state representative, or whatever staffer runs his Twitter account, has gotten a little trigger-happy with the block button.More »