Ohio Mall Cop threatens group of photographers to stop from photographing.Read more »
The City of Boston has agreed to pay Simon Glik $170,000 in damages and legal fees to settle a civil rights lawsuit. Glik was arrested in 2007 on Boston Common for using his cell phone to record the arrest of another man. Police then arrested Glik, too, and charged him under the strict Massachusetts wiretapping statute. They eventually dropped the charges, but with the help of the Massachusetts ACLU, Glik filed a civil lawsuit against the city for false arrest.Read more »
"Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you're creating a scene or whatever," the officer said.When asked how they were creating a scene, the officer said, "Your presence is creating a scene."Read more »
Pennsylvania photographer Jason Macchioni was taking photographs from a bridge in Elizabethtown the other night for a time-lapsed video, which naturally got the cops thinking he would then try to blow up the bridge or something.Read more »
In Federal Hill, citizens allowed to record police - but then there's loitering..Read more »
Police Chief Jim McDonnell has confirmed that detaining photographers for taking pictures "with no apparent esthetic value" is within Long Beach Police Department policy.Read more »
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