Eighth Circuit Court Rules That Citizens Have No Right To Record Police In Public

St Louis, MO - The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals went against all other federal appeals courts and issued a decision that says recording the police in public settings is not a First Amendment right. The ruling happened in late July, in their decision in the Akins vs. Knight case, according to KRCG.

St Louis, MO - The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals went against all other federal appeals courts and issued a decision that says recording the police in public settings is not a First Amendment right…

The ruling happened in late July, in their decision in the Akins vs. Knight case, according to KRCG. The court's decision upheld a 2004 District Court ruling that said “Neither the public nor the media has a First Amendment right to videotape, photograph, or make audio recordings of government proceedings that are by law open to the public.”

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