JC Playford, a Southern California news videographer well-known to us here at PINAC,
was standing in the parking lot of Escondido City Hall, hoping to interview a city councilman about the recent scandals involving the city.
The councilman ended up assaulting him.
Two weeks after having his case dismissed for photographing a Nike commercial set from a public sidewalk, Taylor Hardy learned he was being charged with a felony for audio recording a telephone interview with the media spokeswoman of the Boston Police Department.
Angelene Richardson, Director of Media Relations for the Boston Police Department, claims she was unaware she was being recorded and was surprised to discover the video of their conversation on Youtube.
The ACLU worker on the left told photojournalist Francis Vachon that it was illegal to photograph her in public without her consent.
Canadian photojournalist Francis Vachon was in Massachusetts earlier this month on assignment for a travel website when he came across a pair of ACLU workers asking people to sign some kind of petition in downtown Pittsfield.
Vachon lifted his camera and snapped a photo, only for the woman in the above picture to inform him that he was breaking the law.
Stone Lounge nightclub manager Joe Hage claims he threatened to kill a citizen recording him because the man had mocked him as he was being attacked by a club patron.
But one doesn’t even have to personally know Hage to realize he has close ties to Cortland police who didn’t bother arresting him for making the threat, a fact that was confirmed by numerous emails to Photography is Not a Crime from people who know him.
A Port Hawkesbury, Novia Scotia man was out taking photos of some unusual activity a couple of blocks from his home when he was approached and briefly questioned by a man identifying himself as being with the military police.
The photographer, who goes by swampfoot on his Youtube channel, politely answered the MP’s questions even though he was under no legal obligation to do so as Canadian law is not much different than American law in that regard.