The Justice Department told the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in its filing today that it upholds an individuals’ 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendment rights to peacefully photograph police as they are performing their official duties in a public place, and that their rights have been violated when police seize such recordings without a warrant or due process.

…only the second time Justice has issued such a statement in support of photographing and reporting on police as they perform their job in public.

via NPPA.

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  1. In Chicago it’s still a felony to photograph the police without their permission.

  2. Cheers to the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments! I just hope police read this too!

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