The settlement follows a landmark ruling last August by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, declaring that the First Amendment protects the right to record police carrying out their duties in a public place...
"The law had been clear for years that openly recording a video is not a crime..."
The court's opinion made clear that people cannot be arrested simply for documenting the actions of police officers in public...
"The First Amendment includes the freedom to observe and document the conduct of government officials, which is crucial to a democracy and a free society."
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