"A bystander has the same right to take photographs or make recordings as a member of the media,” Chief Lanier writes. The First Amendment protects the right to record the activities of police officers, not only in public places such as parks and sidewalks, but also in “an individual’s home or business, common areas of public and private facilities and buildings, and any other public or private facility at which the individual has a legal right to be present."
DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy | Ars Technica (via photographsonthebrain)
» Mark says: My favorite part is how, even if you get in their way, the police can’t tell you to stop photographing or recording. They can only tell you to move, just as they could anyone without a camera. Very sensible.