Virginia State Police released a new “crime-fighting” app that encourages citizens to photograph citizens who are legally photographing in public, the latest chapter in the War on Terror that further criminalizes photography.
But considering how local police are already collecting data from our cell phones, would anybody in their right mind download an app that would make it even easier for them to collect our data?
Dim-witted security guards attacked a news photographer inside the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum as he was photographing a fast food worker protest Thursday, tackling him to the ground, and looking as if they were preparing to beat him before a supervisor called them off.
The idiots turned on Kristoffer Tripplaar after they began attacking a videographer trying to document the protest, pushing the videographer towards Tripplaar, resulting in the security guard also colliding with the photographer.
Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson
A Louisiana woman was arrested for video recording inside a police station Sunday, her camera seized as “evidence,” a small-town police department operating without oversight or accountability.
It was the latest act of abuse by the Crowley Police Department against Theresa Richard, a 44-year-old woman who has been having issues with them since her daughter and granddaughter were killed in a house fire last year.
A man about to catch a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport took a photo of an Air Canada kiosk and was quickly confronted by an employee who ended up deleting about a dozen photos this morning.
The man, who posted his story on Flyer Talk, made the mistake of handing her the camera in the first place, rather than switching to video mode and asking her what gave her the authority to forbid photography inside the ironically named airport.
PINAC editor Jeff Gray has been having great success in walking into government buildings and making public records requests as he video records, indicating that North Florida agencies are much more compliant about the state public records laws than South Florida government agencies.
He just hasn’t had much success in making it out of the parking lot without getting detained.