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Spokane County Sheriff's Office: Photography is a "Suspicious Activity"

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The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens to report “suspicious activity” – including photography – by filling out a form on its website.

“Photography” is listed next to a check box along with various real crimes, including “physical intrusion,” “theft”, “overt/expressed threat” and “cyber attack.”

It is not clear how long the Spokane Sheriff’s Office has viewed photography as suspicious activity, but the form is reminiscent of the posters the Transportation Security Administration and the Chicago Transit Authority that I wrote about last year.

Both agencies received a significant amount of flak from the media for those posters.

Let’s see if the Spokane Sheriff’s Office gets the same response.

 

iysiri.jpg

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens to report “suspicious activity” – including photography – by filling out a form on its website.

“Photography” is listed next to a check box along with various real crimes, including “physical intrusion,” “theft”, “overt/expressed threat” and “cyber attack.”

It is not clear how long the Spokane Sheriff’s Office has viewed photography as suspicious activity, but the form is reminiscent of the posters the Transportation Security Administration and the Chicago Transit Authority that I wrote about last year.

Both agencies received a significant amount of flak from the media for those posters.

Let’s see if the Spokane Sheriff’s Office gets the same response.

 

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