Archive for the 'Photographers’ Rights' Category
Tags: discarted, lapd, senseless, shawn nee, ticket
Tags: discarted, first amendment, shawn nee
Despite having a federal lawsuit against the The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, photographer Shawn Nee, was detained yet again and had his bag searched without his consent, violating his 1st and 4th Amendment rights.
Tags: civil rights, Constitution, first amendment, LA County Sheriffs, Los Angeles, Photographers' Rights, police abuse, Police Harassment
While waiting for OccupyLA members to arrive at the Wilshire/Normandie Metro station in Los Angeles, CA, an LA County Sheriff told two photographers not to photograph them.
At that point, a video camera was turned on to document the encounter, as the photographer defended his constitutional rights to take pictures in public.
The irony of the video is the fact, that at the beginning of the footage, the Sheriffs tell the photographers that photography is not allowed on the Metro (which is quickly rebuked by the photographer). However, five minutes into the video, the sheriff backtracks, and starts saying the opposite—so suddenly photography is allowed on the Metro?
And it is, in this case, for now, simply because the photographer knew his my rights and Metro policy and stood up to these Sheriffs.
This kind of behavior from police officers needs to stop. We can no longer allow them to continue harassing photographers exercising their constitutional rights while using the Metro.
To voice your concerns regarding this officer’s behavior, contact the LA County Sheriffs via this complaint form.
Tags: ACLU, discarted, Greggory Moore, lawsuit, Peter Bibring, Richard Gylfie, Shane Quentin, shawn nee
ACLU of Southern California sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and several of its deputies Thursday alleging they harassed, detained and improperly searched photographers taking pictures legally in public places.
The National Photographers’ Rights Organization (NPRO) is considering some important actions this week. I have sent an email to members whose emails I have, but if you have not received one and would like to be involved in the decision-making process, please email me so that I can fill you in on how to participate. We will act based on the decisions made by members who participate, so if you want to have a say, please email me.
info [at] discarted [.] com
Tags: first amendment
Tags: Gas Company Tower, Maguire Properties, security guard
This is an old video from 2009 that was taken down by YouTube because the guard complained that his privacy was violated. But it’s finally back on line, two years later, where it belongs since we all know that an expectation of privacy does not exist on a public sidewalk.
If any photographers are still being harassed by downtown Los Angeles security guards please document the encounter with video and let us know.
A downtown Los Angeles security guard tells a photographer that he can’t photograph The Gas Company Tower from a public sidewalk without the property owner’s permission. The photographer informs the guard that that is not true.
Tags: arrest, collective bargaining, journalist, Sam Mayfield, Wisconsin
Journalist Sam Mayfield, who has been covering the ongoing fight in Wisconsin over collective bargaining, was arrested last week at the state capital building and charged with disorderly conduct. Mayfield is making a documentary about what she terms the “gentle revolution” in Wisconsin.