The Supreme Court Says, Film the Police!
Irony is the very people that always claim they do everything by the book and never make mistakes, are the same ones that want to make it illegal to film them. Yes, I’m talking about the police department. In some states the police were trying to use existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws to arrest citizens for simply pointing a camera at them.
Remember last year, when the state of Illinois actually tried to give a man 75 years for filming the police? Thankfully a judge declared those charges unconstitutional. Today the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Illinois Cook County state’s attorney to allow enforcement of a law preventing people from recording police officers. A federal appeals court in Chicago had previously ruled the law “likely violates” the First Amendment.
So feel free to continue to, “let the witness be The iphone./ Never let bygones be bygones./ Get your flip cam before they get in the whip and ride on./ It’s vital ’cause our survival could depend on a video going viral,/with more viewers than American Idol.”