Photography rights campaigners have blasted a US police force which ruled that anyone seen taking pictures devoid of u2018esthetic valueu2019 are suspicious and must be reported.

Photography rights campaigners have blasted a US police force which ruled that anyone seen taking pictures devoid of ?esthetic value? are suspicious and must be reported..

Police officers in Long Beach, California, have reportedly been given licence to detain people for capturing images ?with no apparent esthetic value?, according to the force?s chief, Jim McDonnell.

The force is reportedly following guidelines adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department which authorises officers to report as ?suspicious activity? people seen taking ?pictures or video footage (with no apparent esthetic value, i.e. camera angles, security equipment, security personnel, traffic lights, building entrances etc?).

In an interview with the Long Beach Post, McDonnell defended the policy, claiming that Long Beach Police Department officers are able to make a judgement about the aesthetic nature of a subject ?based on their overall training and experience?.

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has written to McDonnell, voicing its concern ?about the misplaced belief that photography is in itself? a suspicious activity?.

On its website the NPPA adds: ?While the NPPA continues to make efforts nationwide to educate law enforcement leaders that photography is still not illegal and is still protected by First Amendment Rights, there are those who see things differently??

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  • Julsobseshomo

    Свежая основание ради хрумера с параметрами – это проверенная для ТИЦ и для наличие в яндекс каталоге ресурсов, предназначенная для регистрации и постинга с чрез хрумера последней версии.

    Начиная с этой базы, всетаки базы чтобы хрумера будут прятаться вокруг ХАЙД ( путем 5 перед 100 комментариев /сообщений ). Отдельная молитва к форумчанину с ником smocki чтобы форуме ботмастера около выкладывании баз чтобы форуме давать активную ссылку воеже определенный ресурс.