By G.W. Schulz
Josh Wolf is finally on his way out of jail. An appeals court ruled that his argument against being required to turn over video he captured from a demonstration last year is in fact not frivolous.
He could still see more jail time, however. Another panel will review the contempt order, which a federal judge previously slapped him with, and if it's ruled as legit, he could go back to jail until next July. For now, he's out on bail.
Wolf, of course, was hit with a subpoena commanding that he testify and turn over his video to a grand jury that's investigating an alleged attack by anarchists on a cop and a patrol car during an anti-G8 protest. Wolf insisted journalist's privelege protected him from having to do so. The feds and the SFPD, for their part, appear to be on little more than a fishing expedition.
So what will Josh do first? We hear he'll probably being getting to a computer as fast as he can to circulate a message to his supporters.
By the way, when was the last time law enforcement in the Bay Area put this much energy into solving homicides?