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Yesterday, while marching, I caught this police officer video taping the protest. I spoke to an NLG observer who told me that what the officer was doing is illegal. The court found that it was a violation of the First Amendment to surveil political groups that were not engaging in illegal activity.

Handschu v. Special Services Division (Challenging NYPD surveillance practices targeting political groups)
The case began as a challenge to various police practices that involved the maintenance of dossiers on political activists and the use of various undercover and surveillance techniques to monitor the activities of political organizations and individuals. The case was settled with a consent decree entered in 1985, in which the Police Department was prohibited from investigating political and religious organizations and groups unless there was “specific information” that the group was linked to a crime that had been committed or was about to be committed.

 
Please reblog. It’s important this gets known so that the police don’t get away with violating our right to protest .

Yesterday, while marching, I caught this police officer video taping the protest. I spoke to an NLG observer who told me that what the officer was doing is illegal. The court found that it was a violation of the First Amendment to surveil political groups that were not engaging in illegal activity.

Handschu v. Special Services Division (Challenging NYPD surveillance practices targeting political groups)

The case began as a challenge to various police practices that involved the maintenance of dossiers on political activists and the use of various undercover and surveillance techniques to monitor the activities of political organizations and individuals. The case was settled with a consent decree entered in 1985, in which the Police Department was prohibited from investigating political and religious organizations and groups unless there was “specific information” that the group was linked to a crime that had been committed or was about to be committed.

Please reblog. It’s important this gets known so that the police don’t get away with violating our right to protest .

Tagged: #handschu v. special services division #occupy wall street #occupy wall st #occupy together

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    actually you can take pictures or capture a video anywhere as long as the owner of the property you are standing on says...
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    Is protesting legal in NYC again? I also wonder about this month’s critical mass.
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