First Amendment ‘auditors’ lay siege to Old Agoura

Alarming trend puts residents on guard


CONFRONTATIONAL--In this still frame picture from a YoutTube video, First Amendment "auditor" Jacob Ornelas films Old Agoura residents on Sept. 5.

One man was cited for battery and other residents became shaken and afraid following an encounter with a self-described “First Amendment auditor” crew Sept. 5 in the quiet neighborhood of Old Agoura.

Auditors roam public property and take photos and shoot video of everyday citizens going about their daily lives. They claim to be exercising First...

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