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Anti-photographer madness

2008-06-05 13:32:50.933671+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

More rent-a-cop follies: Reporter Hassled By Union Station Security While Reporting a Story on Photographers Being Hassled at Union Station. Fox5 reporter Tom Fitzgerald was doing a story on harassment of photographers by security:

While he was there interviewing Amtrak's spokesperson on the subject, who in fact told the reporter that photography is absolutely allowed inside the Amtrak portion of the station, a security guard came up to the Fox 5 crew and told them turn their cameras off.

The video of the report is here.

[ related topics: Photography moron Law Enforcement Trains Video Public Transportation ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-05 14:27:00.766627+00 by: m

As we know, the terrorists succeeded not only in the inane limitation of photography in public places, but in the not so slow dissolution of the Constitution.

From RawStory:

The latest proposal from [Washington] DC's mayor and police chief would have officers patrolling Soviet-esque checkpoints limiting residents ability to travel to and from targeted neighborhoods. The plan was reported Wednesday in The Examiner:

D.C. police will seal off entire neighborhoods, set up checkpoints and kick out strangers under a new program that D.C. officials hope will help them rescue the city from its out-of-control violence. Under an executive order expected to be announced today, police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will have the authority to designate 'Neighborhood Safety Zones.' At least six officers will man cordons around those zones and demand identification from people coming in and out of them. Anyone who doesn't live there, work there or have 'legitimate reason' to be there will be sent away or face arrest, documents obtained by The Examiner show.


#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-05 14:29:52.098837+00 by: m [edit history]