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Photographers protest over UK terror search laws

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Registered: 02-10-2008

Photographers protest over UK terror search laws

Good to see that photographers , both professional and amateur protesting over this issue.
But it's also worth noting what Assistant Commissioner John Yates, ) Met police ) and Chief Constable Craig Mackey, the Association of Chief Police Officers' (Acpo) spokesman on stop and search, said: "Acpo has stated previously that everyone - photographers, members of the media and the general public - has a right to take photographs and film in public places. That has not changed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8476318.stm
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Photographers protest over UK terror search laws

As a photographer I am glad to see this, I have been stopped by the Police wile Photographing landmarks plus buildings and public buildings.
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Re: Photographers protest over UK terror search laws

Strange that they don't bother chasing actual criminals.
carrot63
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Re: Photographers protest over UK terror search laws

There's a story in Amateur Photographer featuring a copper who has a different view from Yates of the Yard.
@James_G, Criminals are harder to catch, so less boxes ticked.
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Grafter
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Re: Photographers protest over UK terror search laws

Yes, I imagine they are - for example, it would far easier to 'catch' people stepping on cracks in the pavements for example.
Perhaps the rozzers ought to deliberately aim to catch people who are harder to catch...