Federal Court: recording cops an unambiguous first amendment right

When Simon Glik recorded Boston Suffolk County police doing something they shouldn't, he was threatened and ultimately arrested by a crackpot cop who boasted, "I've been doing this for thirty years and there's nothing you can hold over my head." The result of his legal troubles? A federal court ruling that videotaping police is an unambiguous and constitutionally protected right. [Citmedialaw via Gizmodo]

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