The Mayor Who Silences His Public
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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 Updated at 11:54 AM PDT
Mayor Jim Dear of the south Los Angeles County city of Carson has a button he can press to mute members of the public addressing the city council.
And he's come under criticism for how he uses it.
Peter Scheer of the California First Amendment Coalition tells the story from there.