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Fri May 4, 2012, 03:46 PM

I've launched a petition calling on Obama to protect the rights of citizens to record cops in public

Some of you might know my background. I am a journalist who's been arrested three times in the last five years for recording cops in public.

I also run a blog called Photography is Not a Crime where I document these ongoing abuses throughout the country.

Yesterday, I discovered the Obama Administration encourages citizens to create and circulate petitions to call the president's attention to certain issues.

I need to get a total of 25,000 signatures within 30 days in order for the administration to review the petition. Right how, we have 234 signatures. I launched it last night at 10 pm EST.

Here is the petition.

Here is the blog post with more background.

This is not about me. This is about everybody.

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Reply I've launched a petition calling on Obama to protect the rights of citizens to record cops in public (Original post)
RagingInMiami May 2012 OP
EOTE May 2012 #1
truebrit71 May 2012 #2
msongs May 2012 #3
CenaW May 2012 #4
RagingInMiami May 2012 #5
RC May 2012 #6
intheflow May 2012 #7
Scurrilous May 2012 #8
Heidi Jan 2013 #9

Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. K&R. This is one of the most important issues of our time, IMO.

One of the last ways that we can combat police corruption. If the right to record the police goes away completely, we're pretty much fucked as a society.

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. Signed and shared.

I think this is a very important issue and applaud your efforts!

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:51 PM

3. you may be subject to drone attack for defying the police state nt

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. Congress writes the laws of the nation, petition your U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senators.

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. The laws are already written.

It's just that they are being abused.

I'm doing this to bring it to the president's attention for whatever that is worth.

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. You need to post this in the photography Group also.

 

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 07:29 PM

7. Done and shared, my friend.

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 12:18 PM

8. K & R

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Response to RagingInMiami (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:41 AM

9. Kick!

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