IF YOU CAN’T CONTROL THE VIOLENCE, you can at least try to control the reporting:

The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday.

Bah. (Via Rand Simberg).