Because it’s “Private Property”
Feb 9, 2013
Just because Jeff Gray conducts himself as a Southern Gentleman during his video activism, doesn’t mean he will back down when confronted with unlawful orders.
The man known to us as HONORYOUROATH has always proven to stand his ground with his camera and his professional mannerism, which might not always keeps him out of jail, but it does send the message that he is within his rights.
Two days ago, on what would have been Rosa Parks 100th birthday, he visited the Rosa Parks Jacksonville Transportation Authority Skyway Station.
Unlike Parks did in 1955 when she refused to move to the back of the bus, guaranteeing her arrest and sparking a civil rights movement in Montgomery, Gray called the JTA beforehand and spoke to a woman named Wendy who said he would be allowed to video record at transit stations but who also said he will likely get harassed for it.
In other words, she was confirming that the guards had no clue about the law, which seems to be the norm around municipal train stations these days.