Taking video and pictures of police doing their jobs can get you into hot water and for police telling the public and the media that they can't take video or picutres of you can get you into hotter water.
So where is the happy medium?
For the public, Texas may just be onto something announcing legislation that would make it illegal to take video or pictures of police if you are within 25 feet of them (100 feet if you are armed).
Ther eare some exceptions to this, FCC licensed professionals, etc, and while this may seem like a heavy restriction, it is actually a pretty good idea for everyon'es safety.
It may even make you a more preofessional citizen journalist because you may just be getting a better image.