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For anybody concerned with civil liberties in this country, this is terrific news. The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of an Illinois law that prohibited people from recording police officers actions, agreeing with the ACLU that the law "restricts far more speech than necessary to protect legitimate privacy interests.”
CopWatch, in New York and elsewhere, explains why it matters. (This video has some horrific footage of a NYC guy who was just minding his business in a subway station getting really manhandled by a cop. And other stuff. The most depressing thing in the video: the information that even documented police brutality and malfeasance rarely has consequences for the guilty cop. Next step is to see that these criminal, sick cops get what's coming to them.