The ACLU is suing Portland Police for them live streaming the violent protests and riots in Portland.
.@ACLU_OR sues @PortlandPolice for live-streaming violent protests and riots.
PPB videos are often the only cameras that capture discreet assaults on police that are otherwise denied by the media and local politicians. #antifa #PortlandRiots https://t.co/6VY3BFPsbP
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 29, 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau, challenging its livestreaming of protests.
The ACLU contends the bureau’s practice of filming and broadcasting protesters violates state law that prohibits police from collecting or maintaining information about the political, religious or social views, associations or activities of people who are not suspected of criminal activity.
The police livestream zooms in on individual faces, making protesters vulnerable to face surveillance technology, the civil rights agency contends.
The livestream has been one of dozens of livestreams of nightly demonstrations in Portland. The Police Bureau put a link to its livestream on its Twitter feed three times this month.
“Unlawful police surveillance threatens our First Amendment rights,” said Jann Carson, interim executive director of the ACLU of Oregon. “The Portland Police Bureau has no constitutional reason to train its video cameras on demonstrators — or to broadcast those images publicly on the internet, where federal agents and others can analyze them.”
This might be one of the craziest things I have ever seen. I thought that the left wanted more transparency as it pertains to our law enforcement.
Yet now they don’t want filmed what is going on….
This is basically an admission that the Federal Law enforcement was doing well and following the rules and the left didn’t like that.
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