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Boston pays $170k to settle cell phone recording lawsuit

http://arstechnica.com

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.

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Police Handcuff NBC Chicago Photojournalist

http://www.nbcchicago.com

"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."

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PA Photographer Nearly Gets Arrested For Photographing From Bridge

http://www.pixiq.com

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.

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Police Chief Says Detaining Photographers Within Departmental Policy

http://www.lbpost.com

Police Chief Jim McDonnell has confirmed that detaining photographers for taking pictures "with no apparent esthetic value" is within Long Beach Police Department policy.

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