Is it OK to film cops?




October 05, 2010

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Is it OK to film cops?
Is it OK to film cops?

A judge in Maryland dismissed charges against a man who filmed a plainclothes officer who pulled him over on his motorcycle. The judge wrote:

"When we exercise that power in public fora, we should not expect our actions to be shielded from public observation. 'Who watches the watchmen?'"


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