</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Robert @ May 2 2003, 09:07 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I found the post about the cops targetting photographers at demos interesting. Here they tend to love them. Gives them photos and videotape to seize later and use in court. </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
Ah, but if you have independent photographers, they will show the truth. Much better to have a police photographer come and cover up the truth.

What I&#39;ve seen distinctly over the last few years is a scaling down in the rights of the independent amateur photographer. We should have the right to photograph ANYTHING happenning in public. After all, all we are doing is opening a small door and letting reality come inside...

(Sorry, it&#39;s impossible to do any type of law course and still have a shred of respect left for the police at the end of it...)