Saturday, October 03, 2009

Follow-up on British coppers

New article re the ongoing debacle of the British police sometimes harassing photographers for no good reason.
What sounds nice is this...
Featured Comment by David Miller: "Getting well into my grey panther years, I summoned up a bit of long-languishing young revolutionary spirit on a recent five week walking holiday around England—I thought it would be a bit of a lark to get myself arrested for photographing a policeman, and set out to snap everything in uniform from Southampton to Carlisle. Complete waste of time: none of the coppers so much as raised an eyebrow, and when I began to ask them about the law I couldn't find a single one who had heard of it. 'Sounds a bit daft to me,' was the usual response. And during our stay we saw several televised news items which displayed the constabulary in a far-from-flattering light. When it comes down to it, this may be a bit of a tempest in a teapot."
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5 comments:

Alex said...

There are two sides of the media I do not trust, they are "electronic (tv/radio etc) media", and the rest of the media.

eolake said...

Admittedly they are both very untrustworthy sides.

Alex said...

You need to be careful how you label your posts. I thought this was about barrel makers (coopers) until I read it more carefully ;-)

eolake said...

It started out being about small coins, but I got side-tracked.

Anonymous said...

Why should people on the street be fair game? Maybe they don't want their picture taken, they are supposed to become shutins? Before the digital camera this wasn't a problem, but now guys like you have become a menace. The cops should bust a few heads (and cameras) then maybe you'd get the message.