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Don't Take A Picture In Public

Filter: Take A Picture Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remmeber Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember Could you take my picture Cause I won't remember -

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Filter: Take A Picture

Could you take my picture
Cause I won't remember
Could you take my picture
Cause I won't remmeber
Could you take my picture
Cause I won't remember
Could you take my picture
Cause I won't remember - yeah

You better be careful if you take a picture in public, especially journalists. It seems our law enforcement has a big problem with it.The NY Times has an article up called: Criminalizing Photography and Digby points out how un-American this crap is.

Digby posts: As long as we don't take photographs in public

Q.

It seems like photographing in public is becoming a crime.

A. Literally every day, someone is being arrested for doing nothing more than taking a photograph in a public place. It makes no sense to me. Photography is an expression of free speech.

Since 9/11, there’s been an incredible number of incidents where photographers are being interfered with and arrested for doing nothing other than taking pictures or recording video in public places.

It’s not just news photographers who should be concerned with this. I think every citizen should be concerned. Tourists taking pictures are being told by police, security guards and sometimes other citizens, “Sorry, you can’t take a picture here.” When asked why, they say, “Well, don’t you remember 9/11?”

I remember it quite well, but what does that have do to with taking a picture in public? It seems like the war on terrorism has somehow morphed into an assault on photography...read the whole post.

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