- May 5, 2004
- Reaction score
this photo led to the detainment of the person taking it:“If an officer sees someone taking pictures of something like a refinery,” says [Police Chief Jim McDonnell], “it is incumbent upon the officer to make contact with the individual.” McDonnell went on to say that whether said contact becomes detainment depends on the circumstances the officer encounters.
McDonnell says that while there is no police training specific to determining whether a photographer’s subject has “apparent esthetic value,” officers make such judgments “based on their overall training and experience” and will generally approach photographers not engaging in “regular tourist behavior.”
lol a police officer is somehow qualified to judge whether a photo is esthetically pleasing or not? there are no terrorist photographers only terrorists with cameras