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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 12:21 PM
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Restricting street photography in the Boston area
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Restricting street photography in the Boston area
Submitted by adamg on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 9:42am.

A few days ago, I fretted about the possibility that Boston might follow places like New York and Silver Spring, Maryland, and try to restrict what you can take pictures of in public places.

Turns out it's already happening, even without any action by municipal officials.

Yesterday, Chris Fournier stopped to take some striking photos of the fog enveloping the Federal Reserve Bank downtown. A cop came out of a hidey hole and asked if he'd been taking pictures:

"Why would you ask if you didn't know the answer?" He asked again, so I said yes I took a few. The cop looked like he wasn't really sure what to do, so I helped him by asking if he'd like me to delete the photos. I showed him a few of the ones I'd taken and then deleted them. "Would you like me to delete them all?" I asked. Pause. "Just make sure you delete them." Okay pal. PHEW! Boston is safe for another day!



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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 12:29 PM
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1. Paranoia Will Destroy Us
nt
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 12:31 PM
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2. Paranoia Will Destroy Ya
nt....like its not like there haven't been enough pictures taken already.....I do aviation photography and get the same crap as well.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 02:19 AM
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3. Why would anybody comply with such "no-photographs" instruction?
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 11:04 AM
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4. At a minimum, you should ask to be shown, *IN WRITING*, the law...
At a minimum, you should ask to be shown, *IN WRITING*,
the law that you are alleged to have broken.

Far too often, cops simply make up shit as they go
and use this made-up-shot to threaten people.

Tesha
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