have Kent police responded towards your criticism nonetheless (Most likely you commented more up and I skipped it?)
The Chief Inspector of Constabulary Denis O’Connor inadvertantly nailed this when he mentioned that considering the fact that a sizable Portion of the population now carries some kind of camera, possibly electronic or on the cell phone, police strategies must transform due to the fact, In particular at demos, their steps are subjected to “monumental scrutiny”
and A further interesting item re. a painter (of all people today) becoming questioned by law enforcement whilst manufacturing an enthralling watercolour of the factory in close proximity to London Metropolis Airport. Decidedly lower-tech way (and slow) of accumulating terrorist information I would have believed:
Inside the 70’s my previous person was arrested because he had an Irish accent and was stood close to a phone box; the assertation was that he had used the cellphone box to make a bomb danger some times earlier. Presumably British “Intelligence” at time assumed that IRA bombers were thick more than enough to face by the telephone right up until arrested. The situation that you have in this article, is that your common PCSO is admittedly poorly skilled and they intend to make a little bit of a name for on their own.
Write to MPs requesting help of photographers’ rights and sufficient training for law enforcement officers.
You don’t need to be photographer for anything like this to happen for you (but it can help). Maybe one day you'll discover ourself in a similar circumstance. Most likely then you will establish an viewpoint that is really intelligent, articulate and educated.
Agree. The brand new guidelines may well really And at last prevent some of those officers who (as has long been stated in advance of), look like generating up new regulations just to go well with by themselves since they go along!
@ Invoice – reasonable level. However I never thought of that before you decide to mentioned it I've thought of it now. I suppose I could justify (to myself) whichever I do bloggii scam In either case.
Thanks for your term Catkins. I told the inspector I wanted to go after the outcomes I set out in my letter i.e. the 2nd selection.
Probably we should to have a Medway flickr group photo session of the Superior St. and also the demolition from the flyover?
I ponder what would've happended to me I have no driving license and clearly never stroll all over with my passport on me so i don't have any way pf ‘proving my ID’.
Appealing position, Yokel. I’ve done some digging and I believe you will be referring to accredited folks whose powers are available in this article:
Professing to become intimidated Simply because somebody contains a digital camera, purely as a way to justify an arrest, is just open to an excessive amount abuse. Certainly our police officers should be crafted from more durable stuff than that. Be intimidated by a knife, by a fist, by a gun.
Congratulations on your own stand, allow me to know if you need any support at any place (economic/Bodily) in battling this and continue to keep us knowledgeable of developments.