Author: Avi S. Adelman

Avi S. Adelman is a sort-of professional photographer in Dallas, Texas, shooting mostly for fun and not much profit. He is also a freelance graphic designer. Avi is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and organized the first "Right to Photograph & Record in Public" event presented by NPPA in October 2014 to more than 200 law enforcement officers in North Texas.

Dallas Police Speaks With Forked Tongue When it Comes to the Right to Record

Dallas Police Speaks With Forked Tongue When it Comes to the Right to Record

In April 2014, the Dallas Police Department's top-rank leadership made it clear they support the concept of the right to photograph and record in public. But the department’s Internal Affairs Division, the Dallas Police Association (DPA), and a small but troublesome and aggressive min ...
Stupid Shit Cops Say to Keep You From Recording

Stupid Shit Cops Say to Keep You From Recording

As I dive deeper and deeper into the legal complexities of the right to photograph and record in public (I can quote Glik v Cuniffe so fast I will make your head spin), I have noticed a disturbing trend: The reasons and excuses offered by police officers, firefighters, security office ...
Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

Texas Cops and Paramedics Misapplying HIPAA Laws, Threatening Photographers With Arrest for Photographing Accident Victims

In life, there are questions which – no matter how many times you ask – simply cannot be answered. Who shot JFK?? Did men really walk on the moon?? Is there a God?? But when the question involves your civil liberties and possibly being arrested for taking photographs, there should be ...