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A cellphone recording, First Amendment rights and a guilty verdict


May 3, 2021

When 17-year old Darnella Frazier used her cell phone on May 25, 2020, to record the murder of George Floyd - a horrifying episode which, viewers across the globe know, lasted nine minutes and 29 seconds, she probably did not stop to think that she was exercising her First Amendment right of freedom of expression and, perhaps, an element of freedom of the press. As the guilty verdict in the mur...

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