The fight against police brutality must be won not only in law books, but also on the streets. This is not a discussion in the abstract, a callused inspection of another of the myriad pressing legal and social issues, but a call to arms. D.C. law students, in conjunction with likeminded public interest organizations, will campaign throughout the city to ensure that both the police and the people are aware of the First Amendment right to record. Other conscientious students must follow suit. I ask, on behalf of every civilian brutalized by police officers, that those reading this Note continue the work that members of this Journal will begin this Spring. Let every person know that it is the right and duty of the American people to train cameras on police officers whenever possible. The immoral and illegal commands of officers to ““turn it off!” must be willfully disobeyed, even when made under the color of law.
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events .... It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.”
- Robert F. Kennedy
. J.D. Candidate, Georgetown University Law Center (2013); B.A., Rutgers University (2010).