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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Protect bystanders who record police

In other states, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida, courts have explicitly recognized that citizens have a First Amendment right to record police officers. Those rulings do not cover New York. In filing the lawsuit, I hope to officially establish a constitutional right to record police — so that New Yorkers don’t need to rely on a policy that can be easily changed. I also hope to require the NYPD to train its police force to respect bystanders with cameras — and to make it easier to sue the police when they abuse their authority
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