Photographer Detained by LAPD for ‘Interfering with Investigation’

“Interfering with an investigation” is one of those wondrously ambiguous catch-alls that law enforcement uses with impunity to restrict people’s constitutional rights. Award-winning documentary photographer Shawn Nee is only the latest to get shut down by camera-phobic cops.Good thing he has back-up cameras on his person – something I’d recommend for anyone who may have cause to question “authori-tah“.

Bonus: ACLU’s Photographer’s Rights page.

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One Response to Photographer Detained by LAPD for ‘Interfering with Investigation’

  1. BuzzCoastin August 13, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    as much as I love the idea of tweaking pigs
    I have found in practice
    that obsequiousness & self effacing buffoonery works best
    even then, there’s no guarantee
    that and
    being smart enough to avoid them altogether
    I already know they don’t give a flying toot about my rights
    and don’t need to prove it

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