1st Circuit Court decision: Citizens’ right to record

Cit­izens with handy video and au­dio re­cord­ers are doc­u­ment­ing po­lice activ­ity, and the num­ber of ar­rests and pro­sec­u­tions across the coun­try are rising right along with You­Tube hits. The fed­er­al ap­peals court rendered this de­cision in Au­gust in a civil rights case brought by a man who used a cell­phone to re­cord an ar­rest and ended up ar­res­ted him­self.

Published: Nov. 7, 2011
Sources: U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals

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