By Cassandra Fairbanks Dallas, TX– Jason Villalba is the republican state representative who is becoming infamous on the web after authoring HB-2918. HB-2918 is an unconstitutional bill which would have restricted filming the police.
Villalba is now saying he may need to withdraw the proposal after the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas- the largest police union in the state- has come out opposition to it.
The bill, which was designed to limit the police accountability of journalists, concerned citizens, bloggers, and activists, would criminalize anyone who films police activity within 25 feet, or within 100 feet if the person is carrying a handgun. …read more