‘Police Buffer Zone’ Bill Attacked By Law Enforcement Groups and Legal Experts

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The bill proposing to ban recording police within 25-feet of them faced strong opposition from concerned citizens and civil right activists, and was said to be changed to 15-feet after its author received death threats.

What might be the bill’s death strike has now come from legal experts as well as the very same people the bill claims to be assisting.

Refusing to get out of the headlines, Jason Villalba is now spearheading another controversial bill.

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Texas Bill Threatens To Criminalize Photographers; Must Stay 25 Feet Away From Police

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Texas representative Jason Villalba introduced a bill that will restrict the public’s right to record police activity, and turn photographing or recording the men (and women) in blue into a class B misdemeanor. The 25 feet limit jumps to 100 feet for armed photographers.

Villalba claims the sole purpose of the bill is to protect officers in the field, but free speech advocates are enraged.

Certain exceptions are made, allowing very specific media types to photograph police from any distance.

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Dallas, TX: A Mobile View

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It’s Earth Day, and although the holiday’s not exactly something we’re all getting work and classes off for, it’s nice for us to have a reminder that we all have one home. And that home isn’t all green. It also comprises hundreds of cities, each with their own separate, distinct cultures and customs.

I decided today was a good day to showcase a set of photos I’ve taken of the city I’ve grown up in. With all the amazing shots I see through websites like 500px of Chicago, Seattle, or Manhattan, I wanted to add on and give you guys a view of my home: Dallas, Texas.

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