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I don’t know why the videographer avoided filming this cop’s face. And I don’t know why he failed to ask this cop’s name. Because as blatantly illegal as her actions were, she winds up being just another anonymous cop shot from the neck down barking unlawful or

Headless Federal Reserve Officer is clueless about photographers' rights




I don’t know why the videographer avoided filming this cop’s face. And I don’t know why he failed to ask this cop’s name.

Because as blatantly illegal as her actions were, she winds up being just another anonymous cop shot from the neck down barking unlawful orders.

The videographer was standing on a public sidewalk getting some b-roll footage of the Federal Reserve Building in Washington DC when the Federal Reserve Officer came running down the stairs, ordering him to stop filming. She told him he needed to go public affairs to ask permission to do something that is completely legal.

Then she just flat out lied.

“You can’t take pictures of a federal building. Period.”

I urge next time that a photographer or videographer is being harassed, lift your camera and capture their face and actions. And post them all over the internet. Let’s build a collection.

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.

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