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Police in Ferguson threatened to shoot reporter for filming protests

People make their way through the haze as tears gas fills the street during a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer
People make their way through the haze as tears gas fills the street during a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officerPhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri is getting worse by the day and it doesn't look like it's going to be getting better any time soon. For one reporter, it was almost his last assignment.

After 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the story became the number talked about issue in the United States. While some political pundits have already attempted to make the story a political one, most Americans just have one major question- What actually happened?

Attempting to find the answer to that question was a reporter taping the protests in Ferguson for livestream.com. According to Vox.com on Sunday, the reporter had a run in with a police officer who allegedly threatened to shoot him if he didn't turn his camera off and leave the scene. The incident was caught on tape by KARG Argus Radio in St. Louis. The recording shows the officer yelling, "Get the f*** out of here and get that light off, or you're getting shot with this." The audio was slightly muffled, and a reporter with KARG Argus radio confirmed the audio as, "Get the f*** out of here or I will shoot you with this."

Reporters have been arrested and detained since the start of the protests, including journalists for the Washington Post and Huffington Post. The video of the confrontation can be viewed here.