Supreme Court allows citizens to videotape the police.
Recording a police officer with a cellphone became easier after the Supreme Court let stand a 2011 Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that affirmed the right of citizens to record police officers performing their duties in public. (No. 12-318) The Court denied certiori to an appeal by the State of Illinois on November 26.* The Seventh Circuit decision overturned a fifty-year old Illinois statute making it a crime to record “all or any part of any conversation” without the consent of all parties. The ACLU filed suit after it announced it was going to start recording police officers while in the performance of their duties.
First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that Citizens Can Videotape Police!
The filming of government officials while on duty is protected by the First Amendment, said the Court
The First Circuit Court of Appeals reached a crucial decision last Friday allowing the public to videotape police officers while they're on the clock.
Someone tell these everyone we have the right to record police , so get off you big wanna be ego cop shit and start following the fucking law assholes before us citizens take matters into our own hands!! Fucking lying ass police..