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Fri Jan 8, 2016, 12:17 AM

Bill would criminalize taking video of police activity

PHOENIX — A state lawmaker wants to make criminals out of some people who take videos of cops questioning or arresting someone.

The proposal by Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, would bar shooting video within 20 feet of any “law enforcement activity” unless the officer first gave permission. A first offense would carry a $300 fine, with subsequent violations potentially sending someone to jail for up to six months.

Daniel Pochoda with the American Civil Liberties Union, says SB 1054 is a violation of First Amendment rights. And attorney Daniel Barr, who handles media issues, questioned the need for such a restriction.

But Kavanagh, a retired police officer, insisted he’s not trying to cloak law enforcement activity from public view.

http://tucson.com/news/local/bill-would-criminalize-taking-video-of-police-activity/article_6be20ff7-80b4-5490-ab1f-2912ea49206a.html


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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2016, 12:27 AM

1. Not constitutional.

 

If that means anything.

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Fri Jan 8, 2016, 03:02 AM

2. Well, that should stop this whole police brutality thing. Ignorance is bliss.

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