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USDOJ Urges Judge To See Constitutionality Of Recording Cops In Pending Case

• Photography Is Not a Crime
For the first time since the War on Cameras began in earnest, the U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on a federal lawsuit regarding the right to record police in public, leaving no doubt that it is protected by the First Amendment.

The suit stems from the 2010 incident at the Preakness Stakes when Baltimore police deleted footage from a man’s camera after he recorded them making an arrest.

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