Since I often see threads about us photographers dealing with police and authorities in general, I think it would be appropriate to discuss further more in the Ethics and Philosophy forum. Those who are planning to cover the events like protest, might want to take a look at this: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/15/1342254 It's about a young man named "Josh Wolf, freelance journalist and video blogger who was jailed for refusing to give authorities footage of a 2005 protest in San Francisco. He spent 30 days behind bars. He is the first blogger to be targeted by federal authorities for not cooperating with a grand jury." Here is an example of the problems that we could run into with our cameras when we happen to become the witnesses of the scenes: JOSH WOLF: Basically, I had been shooting protests for both my blog, other journalist sources such as Indymedia, for about two or three years now. And I went out one day to shoot an anti-G8 protest that was going on in the city of San Francisco. AMY GOODMAN: The G8 meeting was where? JOSH WOLF: The G8 was going on in Gleneagles, Scotland at the time. It was last year. And that's when the eight largest countries plan out various talks about how theyre going to do economic policies and those sorts of things. And so, there was a protest in solidarity with those who were protesting in Scotland at the time. And it just seemed like any other protest at first. I came out. I shot it. During this protest, there was some sort of an altercation with a police officer, and the officer didnt receive some significant injuries. AMY GOODMAN: He did receive? JOSH WOLF: He did. Quite significant injuries. I believe there was a fractured skull. I don't know. I wasn't anywhere near that incident occurring. But this is what the reports have bared out. I edited down the video that I shot that night. I had a contact at one of the local news stations and was going to provide some of the footage of this exorbitant police behavior that just didn't seem appropriate, to be honest, to that station to kind of get the story out there. And the next thing I know, the FBI is knocking at my door wanting to talk to me. I basically kind of dodged a lot of their questions. AMY GOODMAN: Did you let them in? JOSH WOLF: I didn't let them in. But what happened was the doorbell rang. I answered, and the guy in sort of like a Hawaii shirt and Bermuda shirts with a collapsible folder, filing folder-type thing, was at the door. And my first thought is like it was a reporter, maybe the LA Times, somewhere from Miami. Hes got this sort of tropical gig going on. And so, Im like, Oh, yeah. He's like, Can I talk to you for a while? Yeah, sure. What's up? And then flashes the FBI badge, just like in the movies. And then, about the same time, another FBI agent comes around, and then two SFPD investigators are there. AMY GOODMAN: San Francisco Police. JOSH WOLF: San Francisco Police Department investigators. AMY GOODMAN: At your door. And there's more in the article to read if you are interested. If anyone finds this topic to be in the Lounge forum, please report and remove it there. Thanks.