Click To Refresh and See Other Posts
Finger People - Universal Language - Honduras

Monday, November 28, 2011

Court says public has right to video police in public places: UniversalHub

Now that (since August 2011) "the court" has ruled it is legal to take pictures and videos in public places of police working and acting with or without decorum someone should pass it along to our Wisconsin Legislature.

Court says public has right to video police in public places: UniversalHub

 The complete ruling is available in a link at the bottom of summary as above ...
United States Court of Appeals
For the First Circuit
No. 10-1764  ....
LIPEZ, Circuit Judge.  Simon Glik was arrested for using
his  cell  phone's  digital  video  camera  to  film  several  police
officers arresting a young man on the Boston Common.  The charges
against Glik, which included violation of Massachusetts's wiretap
statute and two other state-law offenses, were subsequently judged
baseless and were dismissed.  Glik then brought this suit under 42
U.S.C. § 1983, claiming that his arrest for filming the officers
constituted a violation of his rights under the First and Fourth
Amendments.

In  this  interlocutory  appeal,  the  defendant  police
officers  challenge  an  order  of  the  district  court  denying  them
qualified immunity on Glik's constitutional claims.  We conclude,
based  on  the  facts  alleged,  that  Glik  was  exercising  clearly-
established First Amendment rights in filming the officers in a
public  space,  and  that  his  clearly-established  Fourth  Amendment
rights  were  violated  by  his  arrest  without  probable  cause.    We
therefore affirm.  ...

Real Enemy's of the State : WI & GOP ... camera shy

WI 1848 Forward: #Court says #public has right to #video #police in public places: #UniversalHub #47% #99% vs #1%

No comments: