2 August 2006

If the authorities insist on the right to spy on our every move in public — they should not be immune from reverse surveillance

Criminalizing photography in the wake of a recent arrest of a Philadelphia man for using his cell phone camera to snap a picture of the police arresting an individual.
The people who would rule our lives in the most minute ways are now trying to stop picture-taking in public places. They are the ones who should be stopped.

Citizen media tools are in the hands of just about everyone these days. If the authorities insist on the right to spy on our every move in public witness the spread of video cameras operated by police agencies and private citizens alike they should not be immune from reverse surveillance.



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In order to stop the fascists, citizens must stop being fearful and start paying attention, like taking photos and sticking up for people who are being harrassed and humiliated by police. Take a stand and see how good you feel. End WimpDom NOW -- along with ending the IRAQ OCCUPATION and ending the VIOLATION OF LEBANON by the Israelis who should know better having been through such violations under the Nazis. Deja Vu all over again, again.

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