On Friday, June 12, 2015 the NPPA submitted the following Memorandum in Opposition to a proposed bill that would require written permission from anyone being treated by a first responder (police, fire, EMT) in a public place prior to the "making or broadcasting" of their image. NPPA asserts, that if enacted, such a law would be an unconstitutional prior restraint and an abridgment of the First Amendment. This bill will be considered by the NYS Assembly Codes Committee on Monday, June 15, 2015. Please contact Assemblyman Joe Lentol at 518.455.4477 to voice your opposition.
ATLANTA– On May 13, 2015, United States District Judge Steve C. Jones found the City of Atlanta in contempt of court and imposed sanctions for the city’s failure to comply with obligations set forward in a prior Court Order on behalf of a woman whose constitutional rights were violated when she was arrested as she peaceably photographed police activity in 2009.