Recently, several high-profile national incidents have bred great distrust between police and the public they protect. Here in North Texas, a teenager was charged with making a terroristic threat for posting on social media a photo of himself holding an air gun pointed at a police cruiser. Two members of an Arlington open carry group were arrested for videotaping police and allegedly interfering with their work. The arrests cause some to wonder whether First Amendment protections apply to such incidents. Where is the line between free speech and protecting the public?
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