Wacky DoJ: Take Pictures? You Could Be a Terrorist by PUBLIC INTELLIGENCE
(April 28, 2012) The Dept. Of Justice released a video encouraging police officers to treat Americans with cameras as suspicious.
Transcript excerpt from The Dept. Of Justice video:
"Photography, observation, or surveillance of facilities, buildings, or critical infrastructure and key resources beyond casual, tourism, or artistic interest, to include facility access points, staff or occupants, or security measures.
Photography and other similar activities are protected activities unless connected to other suspicious activities that would indicate potential terrorism. This may cause the officer to conduct additional observation or gather additional informationâ€”again taking into account the totality of circumstances.
As you document and report these or other types of suspicious activity, protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties is paramount.