Friday, June 13, 2008

War against photographers: Win one, lose one

Two news items came over the transom (ok, RSS feed) today:

The win: reports that photographers have the right to photograph police activity, as long as they don't interfere with it. Thanks for the clarification--and let's hope the police read it.

The loss: New York Police Dept. harassed photographer Simon Lund at Coney Island, who was intimidated by an uninformed cop to the point where he felt sufficiently threatened to hand over his film. Read the story in the Village Voice.

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