Police Officer Aims Gun at Photographer Because He “Doesn’t Know” What a GoPro Is
San Diego Police Officer allegedly violates a photographer’s First Amendment right to film police officers performing official duties in public places and holds him at gunpoint because he “didn’t know” what a GoPro was
No, First Amendment Rights Don’t Extend To Filming Police, Says Federal Judge
It wasn’t too long ago the sentiment was, and a legal one at that, that filming Police was within the very right of each citizen. That, apparently constitutionally protected right, has been challenged and ruled against by a Federal Judge in Pennsylvania.
Police Shut Down Photo Walk Mistaking It For A Rave
When hundreds people gather on the streets of East Los Angeles and light stuff on fire, it’s either a protest or people are celebrating a Lakers championship victory (well, we definitely know it’s not the latter recently). Except this time the mayhem was caused by a group of photographers on a photo walk.
NYPD Chief Says Photographing & Recording Police Is Not A Crime
An internal memo within the NYPD reminds cops that it is legal for them to be recorded and photographed. Could it spell a shift, but is it really enough to rejoice over?
A Great Example Of How To Handle Police As A Photographer
As a photographer these days, we’re continually being greeted with more and more suspicion from law enforcement, and the end result is often not in our favor. Here’s an example of how to de-escalate a bad situation.