feature: “texas bill would make recording police illegal”

April 11, 2015

As reported in the Huffington Post, a new bill “introduced in the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet”. In light of recent events (including last week’s fatal shooting of unarmed Walter L. Scott by a white officer) this news is shocking to say the least. A petition has now been created to fight the bill by non profit organisation Brave New Films, which you can sign here. Read more on the bill here.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

UPDATE: Due to the public outcry, this bill has now been dropped. It is important that as a community we continue to fight these laws.