A judge’s restraining order has prevented the Portland police from live streaming internet videos of protesters. Andy Ngo commented “The move further aids antifa & other criminals in remaining anonymous.”
Former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik commented:
They want body cams to hold the police accountable, but will not allow live streaming, to hold the anarchists accountable.
They want body cams to hold the police accountable, but will not allow live streaming, to hold the anarchists accountable. https://t.co/ciJBfThg31
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) July 31, 2020
KOIN reports a temporary restraining order against Portland Police Bureau’s practice of live streaming internet videos of protesters has been issued by Multnomah County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Stephen Bushong Thursday as part of a lawsuit filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.
Police will be temporarily blocked from “collecting or maintaining audio or video of protesters” engaged in protected First Amendment activities in public spaces thanks to the order, an ACLU of Oregon press release stated.
ACLU of Oregon’s lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. The suit says that the PPB’s practice of filming and broadcasting protesters violates an Oregon law prohibiting law enforcement from collecting or maintaining information about the political, religious or social views, associations or activities of people who are not suspected of criminal activity (the order isn’t a decision on the merits of the case).
“We appreciate Judge Bushong’s order,” said Jann Carson, interim executive director of the ACLU of Oregon. “Today’s decision is an important step towards ensuring all people can exercise their rights to protest and assembly without fear of government surveillance.”
The temporary restraining order document and complaint document can both be found on ACLU of Oregon’s website.
During Attorney General William Barr’s hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan played an extended montage of violence in Portland.
Jim Jordan makes Democrats and media see the truth about Antifa by playing this video during congressional hearing…pic.twitter.com/e2TVPKGW9J
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) July 28, 2020