Another Photographer Arrested

Started Jul 27, 2006 | Discussions thread
harrygilbert Senior Member • Posts: 2,799
Re: Another Photographer Arrested

Before everyone launches into a post-9/11 Bush-bashing frenzy, please consider that this type of Gestapo behavior has long been a characteristic of Philadelphia cops. I grew up in Philly, and left in digust over the corruption in government and the police. Remember, this was the police force that firebombed 61 houses about 20 years ago.

While I have great respect for police who take the "protect and serve" oath seriously, all too many have inflated egos and are hyper-sensitive to anything that they perceive as infringing on their status and prerogatives.

And, especially since the photographed and televised instances of cops beating suspects, police are very sensitive to photographers recording their activities.

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