Freelance Journalist Arrested After Photographing Voting Lines

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dean S. Lautermilch®²ºº³, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Dean S. Lautermilch®²ºº³, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. Naturally it happened in Florida! I will be photographing the polls tomorrow
    in Easton Pennsylvania....I hope I get arrested...I need the money!
    Unfortunately my paper is owned by a City Councilwoman and all the
    politicians for the past 10 years know me...as do most of the cops. Maybe I
    need to work a poll in another town.

    Being warned that you are being denied your rights will not protect the
    government from damages.
     
    Gene Palmiter, Nov 1, 2004
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  3. Uh, no. Heavy-handed. Typical post-911-destroys-Constitution.
    Were signs posted? Did the gov't do their bare minimum -- post in newspaper?
    "He tripped over his own feet"??? Laughable lie.
    How do these draconian laws get passed?
    I'm not arguing that voters have no privacy rights, mind you. The guy needs
    a telephoto lens.
     
    Larry CdeBaca, Nov 2, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    We really have no idea what went down, so no reason to make presumptions.
    Was it draconian? Or was this guy in peoples' faces? We don't know, so
    best not to speculate and fan the flames of paranoia.

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    Mike Kohary, Nov 2, 2004
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    Owamanga Guest

    I wonder. About an hour away from WPB is Miami Beach, a hotspot for
    models who like to pose on the beach. Would he have been arrested for
    doing the same thing there ? - ie, overtly photographing the public
    in public.

    What privacy rights is he violating - there isn't a different line for
    Kerry voters vs Bush voters, so the fact a man is in a line means
    nothing. It doesn't even mean for sure that he's going to vote - after
    all, he may be a West Palm Beach Democrat and just go in to scribble
    on the machine or hunt chads.
     
    Owamanga, Nov 2, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    You can photograph the public, but you can't be obnoxious about it. Since I
    wasn't there, I really couldn't say, but we're hearing two stories, and both
    of them can't be right.

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    Mike Kohary, Nov 2, 2004
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    RustY © Guest

    You mean folks actually queue to vote in those turkeys ?
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    RustY ©, Nov 2, 2004
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    kashe Guest

    Some queued to vote one out.
     
    kashe, Nov 4, 2004
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    "And lies become truth with the merest of spin
    Whoever you vote for, the government gets in"

    "You could write all you know on the head of a pin
    Whoever you vote for, the government gets in"
     
    eawckyegcy, Nov 4, 2004
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