For years now, the Free Thought Project has been reporting on and participating in the act of filming the police. Recently, there has been a new phenomenon taking off, not just of folks filming arrests and police stops, but filming police departments to see how they react to legal behavior. These folks take to public spaces and legally begin filming to see what the police response will be. The practice of legally filming public spaces to report on the police response is known as a "First Amendment Audit."
While TFTP has reported on multiple instances in which good cops actually uphold their oaths to the constitution and protect the citizen's right to film in public, the majority of them react by showing their ignorance of the law.