Long Beach Police Given Authority to Detain Photographers If Photos Have "No Apparent Esthetic Value

Discussion in 'Photography, Law & Travel' started by FriendlySkies, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Just found this gem :rolleyes:

    If you decide to take a photo of something that is not something that a tourist would take photos of, then prepare to be detained, while an office checks our your story, and runs your info in the system. Beyond stupid

    Another article:

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I majored in Mathematics and Secondary Education, but even a clueless moron like me can describe the artistic value and message of that photograph.

    Is that a legislated law, or an "administrative" law? I'd love to talk to the CA politicians who voted for that one. Epic Fail!
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  4. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Pictures of an industrial park.

    There's a lot of people like this that publish their work on the internet. I only wish I had that kind of photographic talent...
  5. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Oh no! That back stairwell looks like something a terrorist would photograph!! Red Alert
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  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    That is exactly the kind of picture that I take while traveling. ^

    Now, I'm not saying that mine would turn out as good, but the "normal" tourist spots simply don't interest my eye. Like in most cities I can have pictures of those corporate conglomerate constructed things if I just stay at home. :rolleyes:

    When did local police become such pansies?
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