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February 27, 2014
Cop tells student filming him: 'You just lost your free speech rights!'
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The Daily Caller:

A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged.

The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions.

Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First they told him that he was hampering their investigation, even though he was standing well enough away while the arrests were being made.

02/27/14 4:55 AM
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