The Right to Record Police Doesn’t Disappear When You Put Your Phone in Your Pocket American Civil Liberties Union
In Massachusetts, a federal court affirmed that the First Amendment protects secret recording of police performing their duties in public. The First Amendment right to record the police is a critical check and balance for people living in a free, open, and democratic society. It promotes the free discussion of governmental affairs as well as protects the democratic process. And for some communities, it’s a vital tool for uncovering, if not deterring, police misconduct. But…
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