The "no photography" myth prevails

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Doober, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    A portion of a message from a bird watching listserve in which I participate:

    In fact, they were on a golf course owned by the township where the VA hospital is located.

    And another report:

    All of Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area, is open to the public

    I responded to the list saying that the government cannot stop one from taking pictures from publicly accessible property, giving links to both the ACLU and NYCLU statements on this subject. Another lister did a much better job than I of getting the facts out with this post:

    The belief that photography of Federal buildings is prohibited must be pervasive at all levels.

  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    In many places, a long lens and a tripod == "professional" to the uniformed (and uninformed) idiots.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You might also suggest that they use pen cameras to get video of some of these bozos (e.g. the VA police officer/idiot) & post them on YouTube.

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