Here is a link to an article I came across this morning. I realize that we've discussed this topic several times in the past, but this is the first time the president has weighed in on the matter.
From the article:
Also of interests is that elsewhere in the article, is that while the courts are claiming that people have the right to record police they seem also indicate it isn't the 1st amendment that is the basis for this right, though they don't say what it is.The decision to come down on Sharp's side of the argument is particularly significant because the executive branch is ordinarily quick to defend the prerogatives of law enforcement. Although this specific incident involved city police officers, the same reasoning would presumably protect the right of citizens to record and disseminate videos on the conduct of officials in the FBI, DEA, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
The filing is the latest sign of an emerging consensus that the First Amendment protects the right to record the public conduct of government officials with a cell phone.