They can photograph you, but you can’t photograph them
The buildings are ugly and not very picturesque. And you can probably grab screenshots of the buildings from your computer no matter where you live.
But if you live in the United States, you probably pay taxes, which not only helps maintain these buildings, but also help fund the employees that work in these buildings.
However, these employees are on some type of power trip where they believe they can order you not to take photos of the buildings, even though we have every right to photograph them from the outside, even if we are standing on federal property at the time as a settlement with Homeland Security Confirmed in 2010.
New York City police officers killed a man Thursday after he had broken up a fight between two other men, insisting on placing him in a chokehold and slamming his head to the pavement, piling on top of him as he gasped for air and as he continually told the cops he couldn’t breathe.
The entire incident was caught on video from a witness who kept telling the cops that the man had not committed a crime.
It took five months, but charges were dismissed earlier today against Shawn Randall Thomas, the New York City man arrested for recording a cop inside a subway station in a video that went viral – the umpteenth time they have failed to make charges stick against him for recording cops in public.
Meanwhile, the cop who arrested him, Efrain Rojas, has been cleared of all wrongdoing – even though the video clearly shows he instigated the confrontation by walking up Thomas and barking unlawful order before pouncing on him and arresting him, then deleting his footage, which Thomas recovered.
A New York woman has sued the city, the police department and several individual officers over a 2013 arrest for recording police activity.
A lawsuit, filed in federal court Monday on behalf of Debra Goodman, claims her rights were violated due to a departmental “policy, practice and custom of interfering with the right of individuals to film, photograph, videotape, or record…NYPD members performing their official duties in public places.”
New York State police troopers arrested a man Tuesday for recording aerial video of a hospital and slapped him with a felony charge aimed at preventing and punishing peeping toms. After taking aerial photographs of the Mid Hudson Medical Group building, David Beesmer was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance in the second degree.