School officials who had a woman arrested for videotaping a public meeting in New York City are now admitting that they had absolutely no right to ban anyone from recording a public meeting.
Larisa Beachy was arrested inside a public school last month after she had refused to stop videoptaing the meeting.
Her employer, Success Charter Network, whom she was shooting video for, fired off a letter to the school chancellor, complaining how Beachy’s rights were violated, according to the New York Daily News.
A school district attorney then sent a letter to school district council members stating that they “may not prohibit members of the public or press from making video or audio recordings.”
However, Beachy is still facing charges for refusing a lawful order because she continued doing what she had every right to do.
So I would expect the district attorney to quickly drop this case.