"A citizen's right to film government officials, including law enforcement officers, in the discharge of their duties in a public place is a basic, vital, and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment."
—The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston,
in a recent ruling
Source: American Police Beat
(Thanks to R. J. Carter)
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Featured Comment by Marty: "Pardon my cynicism but tell that to the police officer and his partner that are in your face demanding your 'film' or they'll 'confiscate your camera.' Been there. Best to go for the 300mm with 2X extender and be nowhere nearby."