Well it is about time that a law enforcement agency has finally figured out we, the citizens of the United States, have basic civil rights. High marks for Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier who has finally made it known to her officers that photography is NOT a crime. I don’t think it is news to those of us in the industry that professional photographers and videographers, as well as ‘Joe Citizen’ with a cell phone camera, have been getting arrested at an alarming rate across the country. Numerous law suits have been filed against the police departments, some ending in large monetary settlements.
So…Well Done to Police Chief Cathy Lanier for her courage in leading this fight to uphold our basic rights.