July 25, 2012
Officials with the police department in Washington, D.C. issued a bold statement this week: their officers have been instructed to recognize the First Amendment rights of citizens. It might sound silly, but cops have been caught harassing and arresting Washingtonians for video-recording and photographing police, even though doing such is protected by the Bill of Rights. Will their latest statement actually bring transparency to the force? Or will accountability still be absent from law enforcement? To discuss this Steve Silverman of Flex Your Rights joins RT’s Liz Wahl.