Opinion: You have a right to record law enforcement at the border. Here’s why it’s important.
[Published by The San Diego Union Tribune]
People have the right to record law enforcement officers, especially when those officers may be involved in wrongdoing in public view, whether they are in a city street or at the border.
The right to record is critical for holding law enforcement accountable for abuses, but it took a federal lawsuit and landmark settlement in September 2020 to get the federal government to concede that there is no border exception to this First Amendment right.