April 26th, 2013

DHS and FBI Release Statement After Boston Bombings That Photography Can Lead to Terrorism 4

By Carlos Miller


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.

Send stories, tips and videos to Carlos Miller.

To help support the blog, please click below to make a donation or purchase Photography is Not a Crime apparel on PINAC Nation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.morriss.14 Jim Morriss

    Yeah and “assault” weapons are responsible for all the crimes.

  • Difdi

    Wrong. Terrorists who kill their targets are failures — Terrorist is the only profession I’ve ever heard of what is wildly successful when they miss their targets 100% of the time.

    The people a terrorist kills are not his targets, they are collateral damage. The targets of a terrorist are all the people he didn’t kill, who are now panicking that they might be next, so they change their behavior to try to avoid being killed next. By carefully selecting his collateral damage, the terrorist stampedes the panicky herd to where he wants them to go.

    Islamic terrorists hate the freedoms we have, they want us to be more like them. And they’re winning.

  • Difdi

    Yes. Also in the news: water is wet, the sun is bright, fire is hot and criminals commit crimes.

  • http://www.righttorecord.org/ Mario K. Cerame

    I only stumbled across this post today–three months after you made it. But I needed to post a reply so as to bask in the awesomeness of your statement.

Javascript is currently disabled. This website functions better with Javascript. Please enable Javascript in your browser.
Internet Explorer is out-of-date. Please upgrade your browser or install Google Chrome Frame for an improved web browsing experience.
%d bloggers like this: