Professional equipment is not allowed in malls?

Started Oct 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Camediadude
Camediadude Regular Member • Posts: 330
Re: Exactly

LeoGotCamera wrote:

Guys,

sorry, but I don't agree with your logic. Property owner can impose any rules, but they need to make sense. We cannot just blindly accept whatever somebody with authority says to us.

For example, if the owner of the mall puts a sign that people of certain race are not allowed inside the property - would you say "Hey, this is private property and owner has a right to do whatever they want"? Actually, malls had such signs 100 years ago.

On the other hand there should be rules that make sense like regarding appearance (you cannot walkin naked) or carrying a weapon.
In my opinion common sense does not work in this case - why DSLR is prohibited and smartphone is allowed? I seen plenty of people snapping their pictures and making videos with smartphones inside the mall and security was ok with them.

You make some points, and I agree with you in ways. Rules must be just! We have an obligation to refuse, fight against, avoid or debate against those rules which we deem to be unjust, depending on each case, I strongly believe that.

It does make me a bit sad though, when I think about recent events ...

I sure do wish that the Islamist group al-Shabaab had respected the "no weapons" rule in the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya before proceeding to enter and viciously torture and destroy innocent men, women and children who did not happen to share their extremist beliefs.

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