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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posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Saturday, October 03, 2009   5 comments links to this post

5 Comments:

At 3 Oct 2009 23:19:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 3 Oct 2009 23:41:00, Blogger eolake said...

Admittedly they are both very untrustworthy sides.

 
At 4 Oct 2009 01:02:00, Blogger 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 ;-)

 
At 4 Oct 2009 01:14:00, Blogger eolake said...

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

 
At 6 Oct 2009 21:20:00, Anonymous 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.

 

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