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    Taking pics of the police is now illegal


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    Comedic way of showing up a ridiculous law. So our police can now not be legally held accountable for their actions. Lovely.

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    We were talking about this on one of our latest Flickr photowalks - what would they do if several dozen of us turned up outside a police station snapping away at each and every officer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    We were talking about this on one of our latest Flickr photowalks - what would they do if several dozen of us turned up outside a police station snapping away at each and every officer?
    Call in several hundred of them and arrest you all, and ship you all to the cells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Call in several hundred of them and arrest you all, and ship you all to the cells?
    Imagine the paperwork!

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    ive been stopped and searched in london for just having a camera round my neck - police officer said he thought it was suspicous

    was eating a chocolate brownie at the time - perhaps that was the dangerous item

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    El Reg had an article Photography rights: Snappers to descend on Scotland Yard and following a couple of links a protest did take place on Monday...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJBQG0Wh-S0"]YouTube - I'm a Photographer, not a Terrorist - Mon. 16th Feb. 09, Metropolitan Police HQ, New Scotland Yard[/ame]

    mb

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    Yes, I've been stopped and questioned by a police-officer for taking photographs in public and thus 'behaving suspiciously'. What was I taking pictures of? The M15 building in London? GHQ in Cheltenham? No, the new local Lidl store that had just opened near my home and the pictures were for a website promoting businesses in the town...



    FFS!

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