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

via Muddled and Pernicious Authoritarianism: Police harrassment of photographers | The Wardman Wire.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 23, 2010.

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