NYPD: Public has the right to film/photograph police in public, and always has.

Esquire: "The NYPD issued an internal memo last week telling officers they cannot prevent someone from photographing or filming them unless the cameraman is interfering with police operations. In other words, police must mind the law—"'taking photographs, videotapes or tape recordings' do not constitute probable cause for arrest"--that has always existed (but for real now)."