Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday August 29, 2011

Law Against Recording Of On-The-Job Cops Is Unconstitutional

The joke used to be "If you see me being beat by the cops, don't try to help, just put both hands on your camera and keep recording!" Thanks to a new ruling by the federal appeals courts, you can once again record the police, without being arrested for it.

A federal appeals court ruled that the people have the right to record police officers when they're on the job in public. A U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge found that a Massachusetts law used to ban such actions is unconstitutional.