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February 12, 2009

Photography is not a crime or terrorism

Yep, Amtrak really does have a photography contest and their security staff according to media reports, to this day, still harasses photographers for taking pictures of the trains.

The entire idea that terrorists take photographs to plan an attack is silly and something only Hollywood does to fill time in a movie. Security experts and intelligence officials say that there isn't any evidence that any terrorists photographed their targets prior to carrying out their attacks.

The unfortunate truth is that most attacks have been done with little planning and the terrorists are smart enough to not attract attention to themselves by photographing or video taping their targets.

Security guards and officials need to start applying some common sense to this. You don't have to be FBI trained to get a feeling if someone is acting suspicious or not. Just because an individual is holding a camera doesn't mean they are up to no good and it alone shouldn't be a reason to harass them.

Posted in Photography , War on Terrorism by usrbingeek at 2009-02-12 12:37 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink


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