Three States Have Outlawed Recording of On-Duty Police
What defines journalism?
The Freeman has an article Are Cameras the New Guns?
The move to stop recording of police misconduct.
In at least three states (Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland), it is now illegal to record an on-duty police officer even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.
What about ATM and other street cameras? Are they in violation? Why or Why Not?
What about serendipitous recordings? If you are taping the first steps of your child on the Boston Common while a police officers comes in to camera view harassing a citizen, have you done something illegal?
Can a local news crew, if they see a person being beaten by police officers, turn their cameras on the event?