On what should be a no-brainer, some Police Departments are acting more like the Stasi than Americans—they are interfering with citizens using their cell phones to record police actions.
The great news is that Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department has weighted in on a case in Baltimore, saying the police deleting the contents of a man's cell phone (he was recording the arrest of his friend at the Preakness) was Unconstitutional. Kudos to General Holder and his staff.
I would note that I talked to one Lowell Police Officer, as he was watching over some diggers and fillers and he said that Citizens filming was just fine. Kudos to the Lowell Police for understanding this. Not like Boston, down state, which recently lost just such a case and changed its tune.
Here is a paper on this.
Hat tip to the Instapundit, who posted here.
Regards — Cliff