Dear Old Bridge Township,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
The Old Bridge Municipal Building(s) are operated by the Old Bridge Township and funded with taxpayer monies; therefore the lobbies within each Old Bridge Municipal Building is a PUBLIC area. There are signs posted in this public area which indicate that the taking of photographs and/or video from this public area is prohibited due to security issues and etc. Photography and videography from public areas within taxpayer funded government facilities is a Constitutionally protected activity under the First Amendment/Freedom of Press, and this policy is in violation of Constitutional Rights.
I therefore request under OPRA:
1) A digital image of the sign in question as described above.
2) Any and all information, documentation, legal findings, emails, policies, procedures, laws, and/or other material justifying this policy;
3) Any and all records regarding instances in which this policy has been enforced, including the outcomes of such alleged violations;
4) A statement from the Old Bridge Township Police Department and the governing body of Old Bridge Township which acknowledges the Right to take photographs and/or video within any and all publically accessible areas of all Old Bridge Municipal Building(s).
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