Victory for Free State Activist Wrongfully Arrested for Filming Police at Checkpoint | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Victory for Free State Activist Wrongfully Arrested for Filming Police at Checkpoint

By Joe Wright

Contrary to what many police would like the public to believe, the Constitution isn’t null and void when in their presence. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: it can be seen as the public’s duty to hold police accountable during any and all interactions with them.

True, federal courts have disputed such rights in the past, but it is still widely recognized in all 50 states that a person has the right to film police so long as they are not directly interfering with police work. That said, we have covered many cases where people have been threatened, abused, and arrested for filming police, so one must do so at one’s peril.

Checkpoints are particularly contentious, as they have cropped up in ever-increasing numbers across the U.S...

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