1st Amendment Win
"[T]hough not unqualified, a citizen's right to film government officials, including law enforcement officers, in the discharge of their duties in a public space is a basic, vital, and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment."Well, that's clear enough: States covered by the 1st Circuit* have just seen pretty much all bans on videoing cops and other officials go right down the Constitutional drain.
Carol Rose has more here. As she says: "Huzzah!"
* Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. Yes: I do know that Puerto Rico is not a state.
UPDATE: Not everyone has gotten the word:
I have once or twice asked lawyers if using violence to defend oneself against armed assault by police which was predicated on an unconstitutional law is a lawful use of defensive violence, and been told basically "HeckifIknow!" My understanding is that an unconstitutional statute is no law at all, therefore it does seem reasonable be able to defend oneself against what would then be an unprovoked armed assault against one who has committed no crime. I do hope I never have to find out how the courts would rule on that tho.
Thanks to InfoWars for the lead.