Public Photography

How the Atlanta PD deals with officers who interfere with the public’s right to record

This piece, entitled Federal Court Order: Atlanta residents have the right to video police and APD must fire an officer who interferes, came out in 2014, but unlike most news that’s a year old, it’s still very relevant. This is because of the stark contrast it presents between the Atlanta Police Department and practically every …

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Toronto Police, apparently not having gotten that pesky Charter memo, harass citizen photographer

Let’s review a few basic facts, shall we? First of all, in Canada, where I live, there is a thing called the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and in that Charter is Section 2(b), which goes a little something like this: 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: … (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion …

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