Posts Tagged ‘Fourteenth Amendment’

If Photography Is Not a Crime, When Will Police Get the Message?

Posted by on Thursday April 24, 2014 | Photojournalism

In February, just as the City of Baltimore was hammering out a legal settlement to end police interference with photographers, Baltimore police forcibly removed a Baltimore Sun photo editor from the scene of a shooting on a public street. That action underscored a seemingly intractable problem: getting the message to rank-and-file police officers that people... More

Police Intimidation Watch: New Haven Police Sued for Arresting Photographer, Erasing iPhone Video

Posted by on Thursday September 19, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A New Haven man jailed for recording New Haven, Connecticut police arresting three people filed a $500,000 lawsuit suit yesterday against the city and several individual officers for violation of his civil rights. Luis Luna, a medical interpreter, was jailed in September, 2010 after he came upon police making the arrests, and began recording the... More