Reason.com's Radley Balko cites current cases regarding cops harassing photographers and the legality of taking photos. It is all about power... not security.
More here ( http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/06/the_war_on_phot.html )as encryption expert Bruce Schneier speaks up on harassment of photographers, legality of taking photos, and the myth that terrorists use photographs of their targets to prepare their attacks.Read more »
On September 8, Gregory Koger was sentenced to 300 days in jail for videotaping a brief political statement at a public event in Skokie, IL. When Gregory was asked to stop, he put down his video camera. Trespass charges were brought because he started filming with his iPhone. But videotaping is not a crime! Filming has nothing to do with the legal definition of trespass. The trespass law states that you must be ordered to leave, and then show that you intend to remain after you have been given notice to leave.
This is EXACTLY what they did to me (Sam Dodson) as well.Read more »
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