Category: Civil Liberty

The Photographer’s Right

By , April 29, 2008 10:20 am

Bert P. Krages Attorney at Law Photographer’s Rights Page

The Photographer’s Right
A Downloadable Flyer Explaining Your Rights When Stopped or Confronted for Photography

The Photographer’s Right is a downloadable guide that is loosely based on the Bust Card and the Know Your Rights pamphlet that used to be available on the ACLU website. It may be downloaded and printed out using Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may make copies and carry them your wallet, pocket, or camera bag to give you quick access to your rights and obligations concerning confrontations over photography. You may distribute the guide to others, provided that such distribution is not done for commercial gain and credit is given to the author.

If you take pictures in todays world, might be a good idea to get, print out, and carry a copy of this page. The author also has a book on the subject that is available for sale from the page.

Shelby County, TN Sheriff: watch out for photographers and radical greens, they might be terrorists

By , April 29, 2008 9:41 am

Shelby County, TN Sheriff: watch out for photographers and radical greens, they might be terrorists – Boing Boing

The insanity spreads.

U.S. Border Patrol goes Big Brother in Washington State – Boing Boing

By , April 22, 2008 9:37 pm

U.S. Border Patrol goes Big Brother in Washington State – Boing Boing
J. T. Glover says: “This is an article from the Seattle Times about how the U.S. Border Patrol is questioning U.S. citizens traveling within the U.S. (from island to mainland) on the grounds that some of them might be terrorists. When pressed, a deputy chief patrol agent for the area admitted that anyone stopped who refuses to answer questions–as is their legal right–is let go. Clever terrorists escape, citizens are inconvenienced, and an unknown amount of drug smuggling or illegal immigration is halted.”

Just a matter of time till the old “Your papers please” won’t be a joke. And it doesn’t catch terrorists.

EU forced to release list of objects you’re not allowed to take on planes – Boing Boing

By , April 12, 2008 2:30 pm

EU forced to release list of objects you’re not allowed to take on planes – Boing Boing
The European Court of Justice is forcing the EU into publishing its top-s33kr1t list of things you’re not allowed to take on airplanes. Oh noes! Now the terrists will have the complete, exhaustive list of all the devices it is possible to crash an airplane with. We are doomed.

Now if the US courts would do the same to TSA, though I’m not sure they have a list from the way they change the rules from airport to airport.

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