Middlesbrough cops, goons and clerks grab and detain photographer for shooting on a public street – Boing Boing

By , April 22, 2008 1:15 pm

Middlesbrough cops, goons and clerks grab and detain photographer for shooting on a public street – Boing Boing
Moments later as i walked away this goon jumped in front of me and demanded to know what i was doing. i explained that i was taking photos and it was my legal right to do so, he tried to stop me by shoulder charging me, my friend started taking photos of this, he then tried to detain us both. I refused to stand still so he grabbed my jacket and said i was breaking the law. Quickly a woman and a guy wearing BARGAIN MADNESS shirts joined in the melee and forcibly grabbed my friend and held him against his will. We were both informed that street photography was illegal in the town.

This is just plain stupid! Seems like every time I read the news lately some arsehat is accosting a law abiding citizen because he or she is taking a picture. Idiots! 👿

One Response to “Middlesbrough cops, goons and clerks grab and detain photographer for shooting on a public street – Boing Boing”

  1. Steve says:

    “I may press charges for unlawful detention” Right on, dude! A civil suit might be good too. I am usually abhorrent of the “Sue me, sue you” mentality, but that is a situation that seems to DEFINE the reasons lawsuits were invented.

    If you are in public, you can take pictures. I mean, that is the definition of public, si?

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