A pressing issue these days is whether or not you can tape the police. Jay Stanley (ALCU Blog of rights) notes:
Since 9/11, a disturbing pattern of innocent individuals being harassed by the police for taking still and video photographs in public places has emerged across the country.
The ACLU, photographers' groups, and others have been complaining about such incidents for years — and we have been consistently winning in court. Recently, an appeals court ruled, on behalf of an ACLU client, that Americans have a First Amendment right to videotape the police making an arrest in a public park.Remember that if a police officer tries to stop you from taping them.
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