'tis a police state, after all
Give me a break.Quote:
Originally Posted by tim atherton
He used a cell phone camera. That should be illegal.
I was a metro police officer for years. Had I been so stupid as to arrest someone for that I would quite likely have been given a couple of days off without pay at the very least. That said, it's almost certain that we aren't getting the whole story.
I suspect the moron was out there taking pics & possibly endangering the lives of police officers, and probably his sorry-a** self.
Hmmm....sounds like another EU "leftie-over" telling US how oppressed we all here really is.
I'm no pollyanna and have about as much use for the current Administration as I do for the gout - but if it's so bad here - why are so many wanting to get in?
This kind of thing is pretty common these days. Gung ho, law unto themselves police harassing and/or arresting photographers on trumped up non-existent laws (you have to love a police department that doesn't actually have a supervisor on duty).
What with this and police chiefs found guilty of torturing suspects, the Chicago Police found to have systematically tortured black suspects over a number of years and so on, it is no surprise that this other stuff happens.
(run by an apuger I believe) for endless examples
Unfortunately, in the last few years studies shown that training and professional standards across numerous police departments in the US, especially (though not only) the smaller departments, have declined. I say unfortunately, because this is my particular area of expertise having been involved in this since 1977.
If Cruz version is correct, it shows a perfect example of street level law enforcement run amok, making up the law as they go. I personally have seen this behavior out of security idiots (trying to throw me off public sidewalks, etc.) but not from real law enforcement, nor would I expect to, unless there was an actual public safety concern. Obstruction? Gimme a break. Somebody needs to start cracking down on this crap.
Yes, my social thinking goes more to the left than to the right, I am from Europe, you have a problem with that?Quote:
Originally Posted by copake_ham
I am telling you nothing. There are facts and if you are blind to them by fanatical nationalism it is your problem.
Things are not better in Europe or elsewhere in the world for that matter.
As a photographer you should worry that photography is getting criminalised and its not the first example of if, there has been many threads on APUG about this matter. The NY metro for example or LFers getting harassed as being suspicious of terrorist activities.
And anyway, I didn't write the article, I just found it on a popular US technology site.