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Federal Court Rules You Can Be Arrested Simply for Filming the Police

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,078

They are really going for it this year ain't they? :angry:

Federal Court Rules You Can Be Arrested Simply for Filming the Police

http://theantimedia.org/federal-court-rules-can-arrested-simply-filming-the-police/

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Derrick Broze
February 24, 2016

 

(ANTIMEDIA) Philadelphia, PA — A federal appeals court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled that filming the police without a specific challenge or criticism is not constitutionally protected.

The cases of Fields v. City of Philadelphia, and Geraci v. City of Philadelphia involve two different incidents where individuals were arrested for filming the police. Richard Fields, a Temple University student, was arrested after stopping to take a picture of a large group of police outside a house party. Amanda Geraci, a legal observer with CopWatch Berkeley, attended a large protest against fracking in September 2012 and was arrested while filming the arrest of another protester.

Both Fields and Geraci are seeking damages from the Philadelphia Police Department for violating their Constitutional right to videotape public officials. Previous rulings have found the public has a right to record police as form of “expressive conduct,” such as a protest or criticism, which is protected by the First Amendment.

The appeals court was specifically tasked with finding out whether or not the public has a First Amendment right to photograph and film police without a clear expression of criticism or challenge to police conduct.

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,078
51 minutes ago, Millevolt said:

Then there should be several lawsuits for EVERY red light camera in EVERY city... End of story...

I am seeing people, destroy red light cams, or get one of those extended paint rollers, and face them towards the ground. LOL

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