When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The First Amendment is still in effect--at least on Miami Beach

It's good to see that somewhere in this country, the First Amendment is still respected and observed:

"The settlement requires the City of Miami Beach to pay Strickland $75,000 which includes attorneys’ fees, as well as enact new policies regarding the reporting of police misconduct.
Among the changes mandated by the settlement is the inclusion of new training language for Miami Beach police officers, including the following: “Improperly prohibiting or punishing a citizen from observing, documenting, or reporting a police officer’s conduct violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.” "
Read more here:  http://goo.gl/xMKAi 
The complaint filed in November of 2010 is available here:http://www.aclufl.org/Strickland-Complaint.pdf
A recording of Strickland’s 911 call is available here: 
(Please note that it may take a few minutes to download.)

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