Minnesota: Police threaten to charge grandmother for filming traffic problems at mosque


The First Amendment fully protects our client's right to gather information through photographing and videotaping. And this is particularly the case here because she is filming public matters related to a public controversy. As the courts have explained, the right to freedom of speech includes not only the actual expression of one's views, thoughts, opinions, and other information concerning matters of public interest, but also non-expressive conduct that intrinsically facilitates one's ability to exercise free speech rights, including efforts to gather evidence and information by photographing and videotaping.