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Right to Video-Photograph Police First Amendment

Right to Video-Photograph Police First Amendment

May 12, 2019

Beverly Hills based First Amendment advocate Darren Chaker notes that it is clearly established law that officers may be filmed while carrying out their official duties. See Fordyce v. City of Seattle, 55 F.3d at 439; see also Adkins v. Limtiaco, 537 Fed. Appx. 721, 722 (9th Cir. 2013). However, it appears common place for people to be harassed or even arrested...

Texas Open Records Victory by Darren Chaker

Texas Open Records Victory by Darren Chaker

Sep 15, 2017

Darren Chaker prevailed in a First Amendment challenge in Texas. Due to multiple deputies of Harris County Constable Ron Hickman being arrested, Darren Chaker, http://darrenchaker.us , made an open records request for the names of all deputies of his office. In lieu of Constable Hickman providing the information, he directed his attorney to oppose the request...

Darren Chaker Wins First Amendment Appeal

Darren Chaker Wins First Amendment Appeal

Jul 8, 2016

A federal appeal concerning Darren Chaker, the First Amendment and bloggers rights, was concluded last summer where Cato Institute, ACLU of San Diego, Electronic Frontier Foundation, First Amendment Coalition, and Brechner First Amendment Project at University of Florida filed a joint amicus brief in his support wanting the court to reverse a decision from a...

Rape Victim Thanks Darren Chaker for Help

Rape Victim Thanks Darren Chaker for Help

Sep 15, 2013

Unfortunately, rape is a violent offense that is often unreported. Darren Chaker was contacted by a friend in San Diego, California who said she was raped. Scared and intimidated, the female feared she would not be believed, and did not know what to do. Eventually, Darren Chaker was able to obtain a taped statement from the person, assisted the victim to retain...