Journalist Arrested For Filming Police In U.S.

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Journalist Andrew Flinchbaugh filmed a car accident, but didn’t expect to get arrested moments later for “not giving up his camera”.

After Andrew had filmed the incident an Ocean County Prosecutor’s office detective demanded that he hand over his camera.When refused he was arrested on charges of “obstruction”.

The right to film in public spaces

When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to photograph anything that is in plain view. That includes pictures of federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police. Such photography is a form of public oversight over the government and is important in a free society.]

The video capturing the arrest was posted on YouTube with the question “Does the Ocean County Prosecutors Office treat all media this way, or just independent media?”

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