It was around a month ago that a Texas lawmaker triggered a hoopla by suggesting a bill which would limit the filming and photography of officers. If the bill is passed, anyone caught shooting a camera at an officer from within twenty five feet could be accused with breaking the law.
Public outcry was loud and swift, and people even started sending death threats to the office of the representative. But now there is a good news. The bill is dead now.
A leading website reported that Representative Jason Villalba told a leading newspaper that he has dropped the bill and would not be looking for a public hearing for it. The bill was actually proposed to him by a couple of well known police officer associations, and it was supposed to ensure the safety of officers as well as the public by creating a safe buffer zone between the two.