(Baltimore Sun) As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move.
The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would be used and why authorities had chosen to record the event. Participants said they saw as many as a dozen officers shadowing the crowds and filming them, almost like a documentary crew, as the protesters walked to the Inner Harbor or spoke with officers.
"They police didn't violate anyone's rights, but what does it mean that these pictures are being taken?" said activist C.D. Witherspoon. "It had nothing to do with security, because there were tons and tons of officers there."
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