Photography in public places like public parks is not a crime. What is a crime is to be harrassed by other citizens and police when exercising your 1st amendment right to photograph in public places.

This is an article about what happened to a photographer in Sanford Florida and Lorton Virginia.

A Victory For Freedom Against The War On Photography

The 1st Circuit Federal Court of Appeals said that a lawyer who used his cell phone to record a video of police making a drug arrest was within his rights and that the seizure of his cell phone and his arrest by police violated his First and Fourth Amendment rights.


In answer to the question, “Is there a constitutionally protected right to videotape police carrying out their duties in public?” the Court gives a resounding “Yes!”