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Ice Cube asks Tucson to revisit police-filming ordinance

Ice Cube asks Tucson to revisit police-filming ordinance
Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 22:18:26-04

Actor and musician Ice Cube asked Tucson to reexamine an ordinance that makes it illegal to film police scenes.

In a Sunday tweet that quoted Mayor Regina Romero's explanation of the ordinance, Ice Cube tweeted "Please make sure its pro-people and not pro-Law Enforcement. Y'all should have an emergency meeting to make sure you're satisfying the great citizens of Tucson and surrounding areas. I love it there I'd hate to miss it."

Adopted by the City Council April 21, Ordinance 11746 makes filming a crime scene a class two misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine.

The ordinance does not ban the recording of police activity in general.

Romero caught Ice Cube's attention after responding to a viral tweet that mischaracterized the ordinance.

This story was first reported by KGUN's Phil Villarreal.