Muddled and Pernicious Authoritarianism: Police harrassment of photographers | The Wardman Wire
This is a cross-post from Liberal England.
The police campaign against amateur photographers is still in full swing. Yesterday’s Guardian reported that:
Police questioned an amateur photographer under anti-terrorist legislation and later arrested him, claiming pictures he was taking in a Lancashire town were “suspicious” and constituted “antisocial behaviour”.
This is despite promises last year from senior officers last year that the police would scale down their use of anti-terrorist legislation, such as Section 44 of the act, after a series of high-profile cases in which photographers said they had been harassed by police for taking innocuous images in the street
~ by Gary Austin on February 23, 2010.