arrow16 Comments
  1. Marc453
    Jul 02 - 10:55 am

    This will not be solved until someone is arrested and the case goes to trial and up to the US supream court for a decision.

  2. Mel
    Jul 02 - 11:48 am

    I was once harassed by a security guard walking to work and photographing it he said i was taking pictures of the bank building which was on my right side all of the pictures i took that day none showed the name of the bank i was working out of town and wanted to show my family the walking route from where i parked my car. I even wanted to show the guard the pictures to show i was not photographing his building, he told me to stop or he would call the police i told him go right ahead, he didnt call and i continued on my way i took the rest to the photos of my walk to work.

  3. TC
    Jul 02 - 1:05 pm

    What a scary, stupid place the US has become.

    Jul 09 - 2:15 am

    what is this country coming to???this is PLAIN STUPID…AND NONSENSE..what are these people afraid of????…gee

  5. Titus
    Jul 09 - 2:28 am

    Yes,it`s a legal situation and just the Supreme Court of US shall say the last word. Meanwhile it´s urgent more exposition of the rights of the photographers in newspapers, TV, radio and the web. Here in Peru, my country, the situation is so sad and stupid; so many times I have had to face an angry agent that has noticed my camera !!!! It´s imposible talk with them !!!

  6. Bob
    Jul 09 - 6:10 am

    I have had Park Rangers tell me the same thing,but most know that permission is needed for commercial use. It looks like a better job of educating all of these people that are being hired is needed and soon. This film could be a good one to show in that education course.

  7. Carl
    Jul 09 - 8:06 am

    While I am a photographer who enjoys the freedom to shoot photos anywhere and anyplace, as a traveler I must agree with law enforcement that after the attacks of 9-11 we as the public demand and have come to relax in the comfort afforded by the law enforcement agency’s responsible for such protection and should as good citizens abide by the rules. There is absolutely no way to confirm who are terrorists and who are average citizens out for a day of fun and travel or just commuting to work. Those two guys should have been arrested for harassing the officers in charge and disturbing the peace.

  8. TN
    Jul 09 - 10:58 am

    I’m just an amateur photogrpaher, but come on, really people? You all can’t be THAT immune to the terrorism threat that you can’t understand the reasons why photography is being restricted in some locations. Wake up and realize that the enemy is amongst us! Police and/or security officials may go overboard sometimes, but it’s for our own protection. How do you people not realize this?

  9. Independent
    Jul 09 - 12:17 pm

    Part, or most, of the the problem is the hiring of ignorant, power hungry people whose goal in life is to push others around. That is why they cannot conceive of someone standing up to them on facts and the LAW. The ones charged with enforcing the law, do not KNOW the law, and are deranged personalities to boot.

  10. Keith
    Jul 09 - 5:36 pm

    Carl and TN may be happy to give away their rights just because some figure of authority says they have to but that doesn’t make them or us any safer. A few points they forget.

    1. Almost every square inch of every public space has been photographed already and these shots are easily available on the Internet. So terrorists don’t have to barge around carrying easy to see video equipment.

    2. It extremely easy to get permission to film and shoot in public place. Most of these places are used for filming all the time. The authorities want you to film there, at a price. I’ve shot in many public spaces. I contact the public relations office of the authority and they usually put in in contact with the “Film Liaison” officer, who bends over backwards to help facilitate my shoot. The authority in charge wants to make the money and the municipality wants the publicity.

    3. If a terrorist could not find the shots they need on the internet and were too stupid or cheap to buy permission for their “commercial shoot”, they can so easily shoot everything in sight with their cell phones. The shots might not win awards, however they would suffice for terrorism purposes.

    The reason authorities insist on photographers seeking permission for shooting in these spaces has nothing to do with terrorism and everything to do with earning fees for giving permission.

  11. Ashley Groome
    Jul 10 - 2:13 am

    No offense intended, but a photographer was prevented from taking photos where? In the overall global scheme of things who cares? – no really, who gives a ****.

  12. Ernie
    Jul 13 - 10:59 am

    I agree with Carl above. The guys should have been arrested. What a childish event. These were the jokers in school who did the same stunts for attention. They do not cherish what our law enforcement is doing to keep America safe from the cloaked terrorists. If they want to be photographers then send them to Iraq or Afganistan to play their stupids games and see ahow far it goes there.

  13. Josh
    Jul 19 - 3:05 pm

    Bravo Keith!! Could’t of said it any better myself.

  14. Thomas
    Jul 19 - 4:31 pm

    I’m happy for these photographers. I hope they do file a lawsuit. What is the big deal about being filmed? One lady says well you didn’t get my permission to film me, blah, blah, blah, I’m gonna walk away. Alright lady. Get over it. You’re ugly and nobody wants to see you on camera anyway.

    These law enforcement officers don’t even know the law, they make up laws as they go. And why are some folks so upset about what the photographers did? If it wasn’t for people like this, this country would make no progress, things would just stay the same. It’s important for people to express their minds and also make sure their voices are heard when laws are not being enforced properly. Great activism. Keep it up.

    If being filmed is so bad, then laws need to be changed. Until then, if you are being filmed, get over it.

  15. Robert
    Jul 27 - 3:32 am

    The US Supreme Court has already ruled that the terrorist attacks of September 11th cannot be used to justify a protected first amendment activity such as photography. They have also ruled that you do not have to be a member of the media to able to enjoy the right to photography which is part of both freedom of speech and freedom of the press, which like free speech applies to everyone, not just the professional media.

  16. mezeus
    Aug 01 - 4:54 pm

    A few real good law suits should help to deter this nonsense.
    That way we could at least get a court ruling.
    If some tries to stop you just tell them you are Paparazzi.

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