Federal Reserve Cop Says You Can’t Film Federal Buildings

Yet another unfortunate example of a police officer trying to enforce their own made up in their head laws about photography being illegal.

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  1. drsPIX says:

    What can we do? Do we need to force training? Publication in the Federal Register?

  2. It’s too bad that there is not a better shot of this idiots face.

  3. Vajra says:

    We need to research the law to see if that’s true. Maybe just a call to a Congressperson would be enough to get the info.

  4. Ron M. says:

    The only way this will ever be resolved is get one of these to Federal Court and have a formal ruling.

    I have had enough!

    Ron

  5. Dave says:

    WTF here?

    I thought our taxes paid for that sidewalk and that building and her salary as well as whats inside that building…Guess we should all stick to nature , oh wait Rangers are wrangling up photogs too….

    Viva La Photo Revolution

  6. NetDep says:

    Vajra – no need to research anything…the Officer is wrong. There is NO law prohibiting “taking pictures of any Federal building.” Period. Especially – and there is NO question on this one — from a sidewalk! This is pathetic. That this Officer was allowed to get away with this is sad — I would encourage anyone that has this kind of experience to ask to talk to a Supervisor, get names/badge numbers and if you are in doubt or feel threatened call 911.

  7. trench says:

    It would be pretty easy to find out who the officer is and follow up on this if the photographer wished to do so. And that’s exactly what needs to be done. The officer is just going to continue spewing that nonsense until she is told by her superiors that she’s blatantly wrong.

  8. I had a similar run in while photographing a statue in front of an historical post office on the sidewalk of Main street SLC on Christmas day. The difference was the federal guard was chasing all tourists snapping with p&s cameras and making them delete their shots, even from across the Main street. Because, “It is now used as a federal courthouse”. After deleting the photo, he wanted to go through every shot in the camera. Greatly diminished my vacation for fear of being thrown in the clink for the holiday’s entirety if I did not comply.

  9. Hank says:

    This is fine. She basically said, if they don’t see you or catch you, you are fine. The shots he already took she doesn’t even care about.

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