YouTube: Detained for photography in Baltimore (11 May 2011)

Discussion in 'Photography, Law & Travel' started by Mike, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  2. honeytoes

    honeytoes Founding Member

    I just don't really understand this and as a photographer and an American, I find this disturbing and a little frightening. Maryland, their crappy police, and MTA can collectively suck it (never liked it there, and will never go back again - unless someone here wants to go to Baltimore with me and film a train, that is...). And dammit, STOP INVOKING 9-11 FOR EVERY FRIGGIN' THING if you have no other legitimate reason to cite for your objections to something. I find this vexing and thumbs up to the person who filmed this even after multiple threats from the po-po/Gestapo wannabes. Wiretap law my Greek (expletive deleted). There is no expectation of privacy in a public pace. GAH!

    Seriously, though, what is the legality of being asked for ID? Do we have to show it or not? Do we have any lawyers here yet? (I really wish I had gone to law school, dammit. Nah, I'd have been in contempt every day of my life...)
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You are not required to show ID.

    In some states ("must identify" states) you can be required to state your name.
  4. Louis Betti

    Louis Betti Original Member

    Where do we hire these bozos with badges from? How pathetic!

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