Liberal reporter found guilty of disorderly conduct in clash with police


A liberal journalist, who was involved in an altercation with police at a community parade, was found guilty of disorderly conduct in Fairfax County Court Tuesday.

In October, Wilfred Michael Stark III, also known as “Mike Stark,” was at an Annandale parade, looking to question then GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie for ShareBlue Media. A widely distributed cellphone video shows Stark being told by police to get out out of the road and onto the sidewalk, as he stands in the middle of an entrance to a parking lot. At which point, Stark curses at them. An officer warns Stark, if he curses again he will go to jail. Stark curses again and things escalate. By the end of the video, there are six officers on top of Stark.

Public cursing is illegal in the county. Stark was found not guilty of resisting arrest. He will be fined $500.

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