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DHS and FBI Release Statement After Boston Bombings That Photography Can Lead to Terrorism

 

On the same day that federal investigators pleaded with the public for photos and videos that would help them identify the Boston Marathon bombers, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a memo stating the “discreet use of cameras or video recorders” could be interpreted as a sign that a terrorist act is being planned.

However, the Joint Intelligence Bulletin released April 16, one day after the attacks, failed to list any specific examples that this was the case, even though it listed several examples of previous planned terrorist attacks that were thwarted.

The truth is, the memo is simply rehashing the same information the feds have been stating for years, which is one reason why so many police officers and security guards tend to treat citizens with cameras as suspected terrorists.

But considering that the Boston Marathon bombings have already launched a new initiative to increase government surveillance on the citizens – including a despicable statement from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that the Constitution needs to be altered – it is crucial that we refuse to cooperate with any criminal investigation if all we are doing is taking pictures or shooting video in public, which numerous court cases have determined is protected by the First Amendment.

Via Public Intelligence.

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