Austin Police to start enforcing 50-foot rule to record them in public

By Carlos Miller - Photography Is Not A Crime

Austin police are trying their best to deter Antonio Buehler from recording them in public, doing everything from arresting him, accusing him of "inciting violence" against them and attempting to create a rule in his honor that would require citizens with cameras to stand at least 50 feet away from police officers

But Buehler is hardly deterred, vowing to keep cops within the scopes of his video camera.

And the West Point grad is not alone, having created a growing movement called Peaceful Streets where fellow activists join him in recording cops interacting with the public.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Crimewatch , Safe streets