COMMISSIONER Charles Ramsey issued a memo to the Police Department in 2011 notifying officers that Philadelphians have the right to record, videotape or photograph them in public spaces.
But it seems that some of the cops missed that memo.
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the department after receiving complaints from city residents who claim that they were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for recording officers in public, an act that the ACLU says is a First Amendment right.
Bob Bruhin is a web developer, tour guide, art photographer, author, blogger, and graphic designer. His love of urban landscapes, especially in post-industrial Philadelphia, PA, leads him to document some of the darker corners of his city.
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