July 8, 2014
Now that more and more citizens are standing up for their legal rights to record in public, more and more public officials are resorting to unwritten policies to prevent people from recording.
And when that doesn’t persuade people to stop recording, they resort to unlawful trespass orders.
The latest incident comes to us from Oregon where Portland police and Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies were surrounding a homeless man whom they were accusing of sleeping in the county’s main library, which happens to be a violation of policy.
Sensing a possible violent altercation, Kip Davis of Film the Police Portland walked up and began video recording without saying a word.
That prompted two deputies to inform him of “a policy” forbidding him from recording people without their consent.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:12 am