Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested by Amtrak Police in NYC’s Penn Station
More absurdity from the anti-photography brigade via Carlos Miller. This time reportedly photographer Duane Kerzic was shooting in Penn Station and ended up getting arrested by Amtrak Police, handcuffed in a holding cell and accused of criminal trespassing… in a public train station?
Apparently Kerzic was trying to take photos specifically to win Amtrak’s annual photo contest this week:
““The only reason they arrested me was because I refused to delete my images,” Kerzic said in a phone interview with Photography is Not a Crime on Friday.
“They never asked me to leave, they never mentioned anything about trespassing until after I was handcuffed in the holding cell.”
In fact, he said, the only thing they told him before handcuffing him was that “it was illegal to take photos of the trains.””
Another example of more rogue cops who think that photography is some sort of crime.
Kerzic has photographs he took of his wrists after being handcuffed here. Personally I’m not sure why cops should be allowed to handcuff photographers or any other law abiding citizen at all.