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Photography is not a crime, and can help solve crimes

Matt Blaze: Personal photos helped solve the Boston Marathon case, so cameras will be banned at Kentucky Derby for security reasons. Somehow after 9/11 people decided that cameras were terrorist tools, so banning them became part of the ongoing security … Continue reading

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Supreme Court sides against Illinois in police taping case

A win for the good guys. Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of police in Illinois: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Cook County state’s attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording … Continue reading

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DHS Directive: “must allow individuals to photograph the exterior of federally owned or leased facilities from publicly accessible spaces”

NY Times – ‘See, Officer, I Can Too Take That Picture’: In an ideal world, there wouldn’t be anything exceptional about this statement. But nothing has been ideal for photographers since 9/11. The mere invocation of “security” seems to trump … Continue reading

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Big win for photographer’s rights at federal buildings

NY Times – You Can Photograph That Federal Building: Under the settlement, announced Monday by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Protective Service said that it would inform its officers and employees in writing of the “public’s general … Continue reading

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TSA Equates Photography with Terrorism

Michael Silence – Media protest Fed poster: photogs = terrorists: The National Press Photographers’ Association is protesting a Transportation Security Administration poster and counter card depicting a photographer as a terrorist. The poster shows someone in a dark hooded sweatshirt … Continue reading

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Anthony Graber (Motorcycle Helmetcam Guy) Cleared of Wiretapping Charges

Good news. Graber was filming his motorcycle ride when a cop pulled him over. The camera kept rolling during the arrest and Graber posted the video on the Internet. He was charged with wiretapping for videotaping his own arrest. Today … Continue reading

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Word Getting Out that Photography Is Not a Crime

Instapundit gets the word out to Popular Mechanics readers. Legally, it’s pretty much always okay to take photos in a public place as long as you’re not physically interfering with traffic or police operations. As Bert Krages, an attorney who … Continue reading

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Bloggasm Interview: Carlos Miller of Photography Is Not a Crime

An internet activist’s war against police brutality: But if the blog has become an easy venue for people to vent their negative feelings on cops, it has also demonstrably helped in saving those who otherwise would have been found guilty … Continue reading

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“Are Cameras the New Guns?”

From paperghost via Adrian, Gizmodo – Are Cameras the New Guns? In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it … Continue reading

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