LA Times Editorial: Affirming the right of citizens to record police activity

April 23, 2015

It is not a crime for Californians to use their smartphones to record police activity in a public place, as long as they do not “deter or prevent” officers from performing their duties. Maybe the deputy U.S. marshal who grabbed the smartphone out of Beatriz Paez's hand and smashed it to the ground...

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-video-recording-police-in-public-20150423-story.html