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  •  If I'm not mistaken (4+ / 0-)

    the decision you're referring to was the First Circuit (covering Mass., N.H., Maine, R.I, Puerto Rico) in a case out of Boston. It's most definitely the law in that circuit but NYPD is taking the position that it doesn't apply in NYC because the federal courts there (2d Circuit) haven't ruled definitively on the issue.

    Back in 2004 I was a legal observer for the RNC protests in NYC. I tried to take video and was harassed by NYPD. Didn't want to lose my expensive new camera so I backed down. Until out of sight of that cop. Rinse and repeat. Toward the end, when they wouldn't let people march any closer to MSG, a woman came up crying, said she was at the head of the group stopped at the corner and was separated from her sister (who'd gone on to the next block). She told the cop this and he shoved her hard backward by the breasts. I didn't know what could be done without a badge number, but the next day I saw it happening on NY1 television. Hit "record" and sent her the tape.  

    "I am not for a return to that definition of Liberty under which for many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

    by fenway49 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 07:29:37 AM PDT

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