Allow the authorities to do their job, that is what they get paid to do. If someone with a camera appears suspicious, then they should be investigated.
Totally agree Bill, all of us have to abide by a certain set of rules and those who do not observe these rules need to be taken to task as long as the people designated to supposedly enforce the laws are not the DUMBEST people you can find, those who do not know what the laws are .... and not only that, they try to make their own inferences to ENFORCE rules they themselves are not sure about. Take the case of TSA for example, people who are so well-known for their 'brilliance'. Thanks to them, traveling has become such a nightmare for law-abiding citizens who have to do it as part of their means of earning their livelihood. Now how can you not get angry when you get hassled and profiled each time you fly.But then again, if stupid humans didn't do these stupid things, then other stupid humans wouldn't need to make stupid laws now, would they? How about dumping the responsibility where it belongs, on the stupid humans of the first part .... :wink:
Take the case of TSA for example, people who are so well-known for their 'brilliance'.
Mike I fully agree with you on that (they are a joke and disgrace to our true law enforcement body) but unfortunately they have been granted the 'unquestionable' power to torture millions of innocent travelers on a daily basis so their impact on our mobile society is huge :frown:Please, I beg of you, don't compare TSA to regular law enforcement :biggrin:
I saw this last night and I wasn't going to post it as I didnt want to start another "Gawd given right to take pictures thread" but this speaks directly to the some comments and observations here. ["photog" also used a camera phone] Now I am not defending the "Photographer" in this storey either for he is an idiot. However read the affidavits submitted at the end of the story. The main policeman in this story scares me and his "back up" is just as bad. Reading their statements I would hazard a guess of maximum grade 9 edukashun.
Man Arrested For Unlawful Photography
It used to be that way here... no camera phones in the county courthouses, etc... but you really can't find a phone without a camera these days, so that rule is gone now...It's already started in Miami. No camera phones allowed in all federal buildings for the last 5 years.
i just hate camera phones.i have one myself,but never used it.I use my phone for calls.
(just for lauch):
I have a rather loud pager on me al the time.One day in a bussy crowd my pager start bleeping.I took my camera,hold the back to my ear and made a conversation like i had a call.You could see the jaws drop open wide.
When will we see a Nikon with a build in phone?