D.C. police can not use body cams during the Inauguration despite threats of terror

Total quagmire

WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — Typically the American Civil Liberties Union likes to see “law enforcement officers with the authority to conduct searches and make arrests” wearing body cameras on their bodies “in a location and manner that maximizes the camera’s ability to capture video footage of the officer’s activities.”

However, the ACLU also requests that “cameras shall not be used to gather intelligence information based on First Amendment protected speech, associations, or religion, or to record activity that is unrelated to a response to a call for service or a law enforcement or investigative encounter between a law enforcement officer and a member of the public,” which within itself is a quagmire. And now with the upcoming Inauguration and subsequent planned protests where security is imperative to protect the President-elect and other attendees from radical demonstrators and potential terror threats, some wondering what the deal is.

It turns out that although it’s been reported that the “ACLU Demands That Body Cams Are Turned Off During Inauguration While They Intend To Record Police,” this is a misnomer as it is actually a District of Columbia law.

According to law the “Body-Worn Camera Program Regulations Amendment Act of 2015” states:

MPD officers may record First Amendment assemblies for the purpose of documenting violations of law and police actions, as an aid to future coordination and deployment of law enforcement units, and for training purposes; provided, that recording First Amendment assemblies shall not be conducted for the purpose of identifying and recording the presence of individual participants who are not engaged in unlawful conduct.

However, while protesters rights should be acknowledged leading up to and during the Inauguration, there have also been credible threats of terrorism by radical leftists who “plan to gas DeploraBall attendees with butyric acid” and “block access to the 2017 presidential inauguration by disabling the Washington DC metro line, a potentially terroristic act which may constitute a federal offense.”

As I reported for Infowars on Monday, radicals are planning to deploy butyric acid “into the HVAC system’s air-intake grill” at the National Press Club building Thursday night in an effort to ruin the night and force an evacuation of the entire building.

Luke Kuhn with the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition was recently captured on a hidden camera at Comet Ping Pong and Pizza of all places, talking about his cowardly plan to gas out attendees with “butyric acid” and even “blow […] all the sprinklers” in the building off to ruin the evening.

“Yeah, if I had […] a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how big the building is, it’s closing,” Kuhn said while sitting at a table inside Comet Ping Pong and Pizza.

Additionally, as reported by Adan Salazar on Tuesday:

One DisruptJ20 organizer, Legba Carrefour, explains the protest will consist of several “clusterfuck blockades… where we are going to try to blockade all the major ingress points in the city.”

“Which include, they can include shutting down major bridges and highway access points as well as shutting down metro rail. So to do that we are going to try to break into several teams kind of like the checkpoints,” Carrefour says.

So you can see that all of this is, in fact, a safety concern thus producing the quagmire which may need to be further addressed by both D.C. Metro Police and the ACLU.

H/T: Tabertronic/Twitter

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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