Busted Under Terrorism Act for Photographing US Embassy in London
May 11, 2009
from Charlie Veitch via youtube.com:
This is what happens when you film at the USA Embassy in Grosvenor Square, central London. After they grabbed my camera off me they held me by the wrists and watched the footage to see if it could be used by terrorists. They decided my footage was [dung] so they let me go after busting me under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act. I love the final 5 seconds of the film: SUDDENLY ARMED POLICE EVERYWHERE!!!!
Officer’s attacking people with cameras is nothing new: (1) (2), and though Britain seems to be the first country trying to make it against the law to take a picture of a police officer, corrupt officers in the U.S. already abuse the laws in their state to justify violating the rights of U.S. citizens. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I live unfortunately, Albuquerque Journal investigators determined that 70% of the disorderly conduct type behavior charges made by police, were without evidence or false. In fact, two years ago, one or two officers claimed that if I didn’t go back to my house that I would be arrested.