(Still) Criminalising Photographers

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

I finding it deeply worrying that the police are still doing this kind of thing:

> The [National Union of Journalists](http://www.nuj.org.uk/ "National Union of Journalists") (NUJ) has hit out at the [Metropolitan Police](http://www.met.police.uk/ "Metropolitan Police Service") after photographer Carmen Valino said she was stopped from doing her job despite identifying herself as a journalist to police officers in Hackney on Saturday. > > Valino said she was photographing the crime scene from outside a police cordon. > > ‘A police sergeant approached Valino telling her that she was disrupting a police investigation and to hand over her camera,’ reported the London Photographers’ Branch of the NUJ.
C’mon, Coalition, if you really believe in Big Society and civil liberties, turn this around. 
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