Lawmakers Across the Nation are Upping the Ante in Criminalizing Encounters with Police

Had it not been for a last-minute revision, Ohio politicians would have criminalized filming police encounters, among other things.

Three weeks ago, Ohio legislators attempted to criminalize filming police encounters with the passage of the House Bill 22 (HB-22), which sought to expand obstruction of justice laws in the state by including failure to follow a lawful order from police or diverting a law enforcement officer's attention.…

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