Should the Police Be Allowed To Enforce a Politician’s Request Against Videos in an Open Meeting?

Police should not be allowed to enforce a politician’s verbal restriction against making videos of him at an open meeting.

An open meeting is a political meeting that’s supposed to be public and, well, open. Technically, anyone should be able to video this kind of thing, regardless of any of the politicians’ personal requests. Just because the politicians are supposedly ‘above’ the rest of us, doesn’t mean that they can do and request anything they want. Also, since videoing at an open meeting is not against the law, the police should not be involved at all, unless they are involved for security.

Videoing at an open meeting is not illegal, so the answer is no, the police should NOT be allowed to enforce a politician’s verbal restriction against making videos of him at an open meeting.