Steve Silverman on 7 Rules for Recording Police


Slowly but surely the courts are recognizing that recording on-duty police is a protected First Amendment activity. But in the meantime, observes Steve Silverman, police around the country continue to intimidate and arrest citizens for doing just that. So if you're an aspiring cop watcher you must be uniquely prepared to deal with hostile cops. Here are 7 rules for keeping your footage, and yourself, out of trouble.