They got one right this time!

Police will remain accountable says judge.

With the advent of the cell phone camera, our world has changed. We’ve all heard stories of authority figures abusing power, only to be exposed by a cell phone camera. It seems the Massachusetts establishment wanted nothing of the sort.

The state passed a law banning the filming of police officers while on duty. Of course, “public safety” was their first concern (it was not about keeping their buddies’ secretes safe, really).

Fortunately, a federal appeals court saw through their games and struck down the law. The judge noted that “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting “the free discussion of governmental affairs.”

Good job to that judge! Way to keep those with power accountable!

Leave a Reply