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Freedom to take video and pictures of police now in question

From The Atlantic:  “Despite what the ACLU has long advised, you do not have the right to take photos or record videos of cops—except when you’re planning to actively challenge police activity with the images. This is what U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney has ruled in a case involving two Philadelphia residents suing city police for using excessive force against them. The two plaintiffs, Richard Fields and Amanda Geraci, both had their cameras taken by police while they observed and filmed the officers’ actions, and both filed suit claiming this was a violation of their constitutional rights.”

Unionized henchmen for the Political Class don’t like their crimes documented.  But it’s crucial to do so, since, absent video evidence, a cop’s word is taken as Gospel by a jury.