It has been upheld time and time and time and TIME again that the First Amendment protects one’s right to film police officers in public. Period.
That is it. End of story.
It is also not illegal to film locations from public property, even those that have been designated as “secure”. A sign is not a law and does not negate the Constitution. It just isn’t and it just doesn’t, despite an apparent effort to make it seem that way.
Now listen to what this cop says to these guys who recently decided to film prisoners being transported in and out of the Duval County, Florida courthouse’s sally port without identifying themselves:
“You must be doing something wrong if you need to invoke your rights.”
As The Free Thought Project wrote, just let that statement sink in for a minute…
Apparently this is the standard law enforcement mentality in the American police state. Sure, you have rights; if you invoke them however, “you must be doing something wrong…”
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