ABSTRACT

Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies   [open pdf - 4MB]

"As articulated in the United States Constitution, one of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment is the right of persons and groups to assemble peacefully. Whether demonstrating, counterprotesting, or showing support for a cause, individuals and groups have the right to peacefully gather. Law enforcement, in turn, has the responsibility to ensure public safety while protecting the privacy and associated rights of individuals. To support agencies as they fulfill their public safety responsibilities, the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) developed this paper to provide guidance and recommendations to state and local law enforcement officers in understanding their role in First Amendment-protected events. This paper is divided into three areas, designed to provide in-depth guidance for law enforcement."

Publisher:United States. Department of Justice
United States. Department of Homeland Security
United States. Department of Justice. Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
Date:2011-12
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Justice Information Sharing: http://it.ojp.gov
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=696750
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