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Stupid Shit Cops Say to Keep You From Recording

Stupid Shit Cops Say to Keep You From Recording

As I dive deeper and deeper into the legal complexities of the right to photograph and record in public (I can quote Glik v Cuniffe so fast I will make your head spin), I have noticed a disturbing trend: The reasons and excuses offered by police officers, firefighters, security office ...
Florida Cops Issue Secret Police Censorship Training Manual, Call Photography a Crime

Florida Cops Issue Secret Police Censorship Training Manual, Call Photography a Crime

A free speech chilling memo by the general counsel for a Florida police department advises cops that they can choose when to arrest citizens who record them in public, if those officers happen to be working undercover. Lakeland Police Department's ironically named "Crime Analysis & ...
New York State Senator Threatens Videographer with Arrest for Recording Public Meeting (Updated II)

New York State Senator Threatens Videographer with Arrest for Recording Public Meeting (Updated II)

A New York state senator ordered a man to stop recording a public meeting Tuesday, telling him he did not have the right to record because he was not a resident of the county where the meeting was taking place. Senator Sue Serino was wrong but that did not stop a Putnam County sheriff ...
Chicago Pays $100,000 to Photojournalist Arrested and Abused by Police

Chicago Pays $100,000 to Photojournalist Arrested and Abused by Police

A photojournalist who photographed Chicago police abusing a protesters during the 2012 NATO Summit, only to be beaten up himself by police, received a $100,000 settlement last month. Joshua Lott, who was on assignment for Getty Images, said police destroyed one of two of his cameras a ...
Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

In life, there are questions which – no matter how many times you ask – simply cannot be answered. Who shot JFK?? Did men really walk on the moon?? Is there a God?? But when the question involves your civil liberties and possibly being arrested for taking photographs, there should be ...