I Thought Austin Was a Progressive Town – Well, It Is, and This Fits

Federal judge upholds activist Antonio Buehler’s right to film… | www.statesman.com

The National Press Photographers Association in May filed an amicus brief in support of his case, which the organization says is not an isolated incident but “part of a nationwide phenomenon where police have interfered with citizens’ rights to photograph and video-record officers engaged in official business in public spaces.”

“NPPA follows these cases closely, and strives to ensure that the crucial role that journalists and citizens play in promoting discussions of public concern is not diminished,” the brief states.

Of course it’s a “nationwide phenomenon.”

The denizens of the police state, like cockroaches, hate having light shed on their activities. And once photos and videos enter the scene, it’s no longer a matter of “he said, she said,” a conflict which the cops have always won in the past.

One more thing: Every cop already knows that citizens have a legal right to record their public activities. They just don’t care about that right. And they will continue to try to shut down those citizens by any means necessary, until cops start going to jail and losing their pensions over their unconstitutional and lawless activities.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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