“Maguire Properties” Closes YouTube Account

 "Maguire Properties" Closes Youtube Account

In a move that many saw coming, the faux “Maguire Properties” closed their YouTube account after leaving threatening messages in the comments section of this video.

We’re not sure who closed the account or why, but we knew this would happen well before it actually did. So in order to have a record of what was said, screen grabs were taken of the “Maguire Properties” profile and of the threatening comments that they left. All of which, on top of some backlash they received, can be viewed in full here.

Contact Maguire Properties to voice your concerns:

Maguire Properties
355 South Grand Ave., Suite 3300 
Los Angeles, CA 90071 
Phone: (213) 626-3300 
Fax: (213) 687-4758


And since City Council members Jan Perry and Eric Garcetti have not responded to two separate emails sent to their offices, please contact them as well and let them know how you feel about this ongoing issue.

Jan Perry, Council District 9
200 N. Spring Street, Room 420 
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Phone: (213) 473-7009 
Fax: (213) 473-5946
Email: Jan.Perry@lacity.org
Website: http://www.lacity.org/council/cd9/

Eric Garcetti, Council President
200 North Spring Street, Room 470
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: (213) 473-7013
Fax: (213) 613 0819
Email: councilmember.garcetti@lacity.org
Website: http://www.lacity.org/council/cd13/

4 Responses to ““Maguire Properties” Closes YouTube Account”

  1. 1 Keith February 2, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    By e-mail to Maguire Properties:

    The behavior of security guards at the Los Angeles US Bank Tower and threats made under the name of Maguire Properties on the Youtube website are starting to draw national and international attention. These actions show contempt for civil rights and US law. Photographers do not need anyones consent to stand on a street corner and take a picture of any building including a bank.

    Likewise, your company is not in a position to order anyone to take down a lawfully produced video or make any threats if such a video is not removed. I have not been in LA for many months but the next time that I am there, do not expect anyone out on the curb to say anything other than, “Yes sir, have a nice day.”

  2. 2 PhotographyIsNotIllegal February 2, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you for putting the word out on the despicable treatment of photographers in recent years.

    Interesting that you list Eric Garcetti’s contact info; his father, former Los Angeles DA Gil Garcetti, is and has been an avid photographer. Maybe his son will have more than the usual public official’s interest as a result.

    I used to work a few blocks from where his father’s photography is/was being shown in Santa Monica, though I didn’t actually see the exhibit. See: http://www.garcetti.com

  3. 3 discarted February 3, 2009 at 3:39 am

    photography is not illegal-

    thanks. that’s an interesting tidbit

  1. 1 Encounters at the Photographers’ Rights Protest in LA - All Narfed Up Trackback on March 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

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