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Friday, December 9, 2005

SF Police Officers Suspended Because of Video; But Is It Art?

Nearly twenty San Francisco police officers have been suspended as a result of their involvement in the making of videos that show cops in what the Mayor, Chief of Police and many others regard as racially and sexually objectionable scenes. The officers claim they were meant as parodies intended as "comic relief" for a holiday party. City officials have launched an investigation, which may result in criminal charges against the officers. One of those being investigated, Andrew Cohen, has retained attorney Daniel Horowitz, who has advanced a First Amendment defense for his client. He told ABC that Cohen is "an artist" and said that Cohen included "social commentary" in the video. Read more here.

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