To video or not to video, that is the question

With the video of the incident in McKinney going viral, and with other videos circulating around social media, I bet you’re wondering what the rules are for videoing police officers.

If you’re not, you should be. It’s a big topic that several state legislatures have tried to pass laws against.

Here, the Washington Post does a great job breaking down what can be done within the scope of the law.

Big take aways:

You have the right to record or take pictures as long as you’re not interfering

You must be on public property, your property, or have the permission of the private property owner to be there.

Police can tell you to step back but can’t tell you to stop recording or erase.

Learn more at the link below.

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About Icess Fernandez Rojas

Icess is a writer, professor, and blogger. She is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA program. Her work has been published in Rabble Lit, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and the Feminine Collective's anthology Notes from Humanity. Her nonfiction has appeared in Dear Hope,, HuffPost and the Guardian. She is a recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, a VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum, and is also a Kimbilio Fellow. She's currently working on her first novel.

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