It is not illegal to videotape or take photos of the police. Here is an informative video uploaded to our YouTube channel regarding this very subject.
It is also important to reiterate that if you are involved in a protest or any sort of environment that may erupt in an altercation that you take appropriate measures to keep yourself safe and out of harm's way.
You have the right to ask if you are free to go or if you are being detained by law enforcement. Please remember that you do have rights. Please make sure that you know and understand your rights.
This post is not to be seen as an opinion on whether or not the actions taken in Ferguson were justified. It is simply an informative post about one's rights when dealing with law enforcement. If you have questions, please contact our office or the office of a trusted and licensed attorney in your area. Please take a moment and share this post through social media. You never know who you may help by doing so!
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