If you've seen or attended a recent protest in New York City about the war or the president or even rent guidelines, you have probably seen the cops with the video cameras. They aren't making home movies. Instead, what they're likely filming is political speech that, in an earlier day, might have been off-limits to police snooping thanks to the First Amendment. They are also staking out ground in a 34-year-old legal battle between the NYPD and civil libertariansa dispute that is probably headed back to court yet again... More >>>
By photo: Julie Xanthos
Camera action: Cops film an arrest at a 2002 anti-globalization protest.