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Photography in Public Places: A Primer

From: Popular Mechanics We fight these battles every day. We want to get the images – and often someone doesn’t want those images acquired. It is normally someone in a uniform of a security or police service telling us to stop shooting. Depending on the necessity, we often have to shift between knocking out a few quick shots – and casually abidingĀ  by their unreasonable restrictions OR truly fighting for…

What to Do When Police Tell You to Stop Shooting

From: Al Tompkins / Poynter.org A recent Gizmodo story, “Are Cameras the New Guns?,” created quite a stir in journalism circles recently. Gizmodo found that there appears to be an increase in the number of citizens arrested for filming abuse by police, or just police in action: “In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity….