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Continuance of unabated creeping Fascism - Photographing Police - Go to jail

Stalingrad O'Neill | 02.02.2009 15:40 | Palestine | Repression | Terror War | Birmingham

The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 set becomes law on 16 February, amends the Terrorism Act 2000 in regards to offences relating to information about members of armed forces, intelligence services, or police

Bruising from baton injury
Bruising from baton injury

Police can now use the catch all "I thought the photographer acted suspiciously in photographing me, suspected an offence had been committed, under section 44 of the Terrorism Act so stopped and detained the suspect", Mi'lud

Photographers (Professional, Citizen Journalists and Amateur) relationship between the police, is in all probability set to worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest - and up to 'ten years imprisonment' - of anyone who takes pictures of officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
I know what it says, but I see how the current law is being applied

Justin Tallis photo and story

Jess Hurd story

Kristjan Logason story and pictures

I believe I was also deliberately targeted on one of TSG baton charges at the North Gate, Kensington Park Gardens, whilst covering the 10th Jan Gaza Demo (sustaining a suspected fracture injury to my right shoulder) in order to hamper my ability to take further photographs of the police actions at that location

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