ACLU Sues U.S. Customs and Border Protection Over Ban on Photographing Border Crossings
The ACLU filed suit against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency over a policy prohibiting the use of cameras and video recorders near U.S. crossing points, the ACLU announced on its site Thursday.
The ACLU said the policy violates the constitutional rights of citizens to take pictures.
The suit alleges the agency already deleted photos taken by two separate people – one of whom was documenting pollution at the border, and the other of whom was photographing potential abuse.
“The courts have been quite clear and consistent on the fact that photography is a First Amendment right, but apparently word has not reached the Customs and Border Protection agency,” the ACLU says in a press release.
Click here to see a copy of the lawsuit.
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