EXCERPT:    The Suffolk District Attorney, Dan Conley, prosecuted someone for secretly recording cops, and the BPD explicitly teaches its officers that such recordings are illegal and constitute probable cause for arrest.

In this fraught landscape, we need a federal court to step in to clarify that secretly recording police officers in the public performance of their duties is constitutionally protected activity. Otherwise we may have the right to record the police on paper, but not in practice.

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