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If You See Something, Film Something I: You Have The Right To Film The Police





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The Injustice Report:

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2011 could have been named the year of the cell phone camera. Individuals everywhere have used their cell phones or other electronic devices to record interactions with the police. Some States have taken offense to that and have allowed police officers to arrest people for documenting events in public.

In 2011, the First Circuit Court of Appeals out of Massachusetts ruled in favor of citizens first amendment rights to record in public. The Court has jurisdiction over MA, NH, RI, ME, and Puerto Rico.

Here's the ruling:


Some excerpts:

"[I]s there a constitutionally protected right to videotape police carrying out their duties in public? Basic First Amendment principles, along with case law from this and other circuits, answer that question unambiguously in the affirmative."

"Glik filmed the defendant police officers in the Boston Common, the oldest city park in the United States and the apotheosis of a public forum. In such traditional public spaces, the rights of the state to limit the exercise of First Amendment activity are 'sharply circumscribed.'"

"[A] citizen's right to film government officials, including law enforcement officers, in the discharge of their duties in a public space is a basic, vital, and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment."

"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.'"


Unfortunately many states and police departments continue to arrest people for filming. These arrests constitute an abuse of power and are completely unlawful and unconstitutional and, unfortunately again, it will probably take more arrests and more lawsuits by individuals before all 50 states allow citizens their 1st amendment rights to free speech and free press by recording their interactions with police and other public officials.

We encourage you to look up the law in your city or state but we also encourage you to not be afraid and to film any misdeeds in public that you may be witnessing. A free press begins with you!

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience...therefore individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring"

-- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950

If You See Something, Film Something I: You Have The Right To Film The Police

If You See Something, Film Something II: Recording Police is a Dangerous but Necessary Thing to Do)

If You See Something, Film Something III: Where is the Outrage and the Accountability?)

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  2. 2

    The Armed Citizen: Fight Crime By Fighting Back

  3. 3

    The Armed Citizen II: Public Defense

  4. 4

    Mass Madness! We're in a lot of Trouble!

  5. 5

    I'm Mad as Hell!

  6. 6

    Immortal Technique - Civil War

  7. If You See Something, Film Something I: You Have The Right To Film The Police

  8. 8

    If You See Something, Film Something II: Recording Police is a Dangerous but Necessary Thing to Do

  9. 9

    If You See Something, Film Something III: Where is the Outrage and the Accountability?

  10. 10

    MLK: "The Promised Land"

  11. 11

    A Crisis in Consciousness (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

  12. 12

    Military-Industrial Complex - the Rise of the War Economy

  13. 13

    Lost in the American Police State

  14. 14

    Rebel Inc - Police State (TIR edit)

  15. 15

    Dear TSA (Part 1): American Travelers Are Not Terrorists

  16. 16

    Dear TSA (Part 2): You Symbolize the Deterioration of the Respect for Liberty

  17. 17

    Dear TSA (Part 3): You Are The Byproduct of a Failed Government

  18. 18

    This Is What Happened to Kelly Thomas

  19. 19

    9/11 Never Forget (Building 7)

  20. 20

    The Two Bit Freak Show

  21. 21

    The Misplaced American Dream

  22. 22

    Regicidal Republic (JFKs Assassination)

  23. 23

    The State is Obsolete (The Twilight Zone)

  24. 24

    POLICE STATE - Guardians of Power

  25. 25

    The NATO War Machine Comes to Chicago

  26. 26

    Toward Economic Enslavement: the Battle for Greece

  27. 27

    Monk on Fire (Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates in Protest)

  28. 28

    The Unknown Rebel (Tank Man of Tienanmen Square)

  29. 29

    The Casualties of Drone Warfare

  30. 30

    The Injustice Report Montage

  31. 31

    War on the People - This is the Reality of the War on Drugs

  32. 32

    NDAA Indefinite Detention of American Citizens

  33. 33

    Reclaim Your Mind (420 Rally Concord, NH)

  34. 34

    The Real Reefer Madness

  35. 35

    The Nuclear Cannon (Upshot-Knothole - Grable)

  36. 36

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  37. 37

    U.S. Nuclear Bomb Disaster (Exposed Top Secret Operation)

  38. 38

    China's First Nuclear Bomb Test (Declassified Footage HD)

  39. 39

    Underground Nuclear Weapons Test (Declassified Footage HD)

  40. 40

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    If You See Something, Film Something (Trilogy)

  42. 42

    Dear TSA... (The Trilogy)

  43. 43

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  44. 44

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