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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Go Ahead And Film The Cops

Feb 1st, 2012

Reason reports on the latest good news:

"Last week a federal jury in Oregon awarded damages to an environmental activist who sued the city of Eugene after a police officer seized his video camera and arrested him for wiretapping. In March 2009, Josh Schlossberg was distributing leaflets outside Umpqua Bank in downtown Eugene when Sgt. Bill Solesbee told him to move along. Schlossberg replied that his lawyer had advised him he was not breaking any laws. Solesbee then entered the bank and came back out. When he approached Schlossberg again, Schlossberg took out his camera and announced that he was recording the encounter."

As you can imagine, that was the beginning of the latest big fight to affirm our right to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions. Film away.

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