Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:03:02 AM
ryan99, the media have special rights due to the free world having a free press. If they are on public property the police do not have the right to tell a member of the media to stop filming.
The only thing the media can't do is film children without the consent of their parents which is why you often see footage of childrens feet or out of focus footage.
In this case the media is not subject to the whim of the police officer especially if they are not involved with the protest.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:39:27 PM
How can you lean towards the cop he has no legal right to tell someone to stop filming in a public place just becasue he wears a badge and a uniform does not give him carte blanche to dictate to people in that manner! He was wrong and is a bad example of a poorly trained cop on a power trip!