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    Moderator of Critiques/Hearder of Cats mtbbrian's Avatar
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    Salt Lake Photographer Settles With City..

    I thought I'd share an article I read in today's Salt Lake Trib about a photographer who sued the city who had wrongfully searched her and detained her.
    She was on a public sidewalk photographing and was approached by a uniformed police officer.
    From what it sounds like, the city isn't exactly admiting wrong doing, but isn't saying they they were right either.


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    Re: Salt Lake Photographer Settles With City..

    All I can say is yay fir her and that is really sad. Not sure if this is, but incidents similar to this are absolutely ridiculous and brought on by all the "new powers" handed down from Homeland Security policy. I realize she may have been scared into doing it, but I would never have surrendered the other info. They had no right for all that.

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    Re: Salt Lake Photographer Settles With City..

    That's messed up. A lot of people wouldn't know exactly what their rights are in that kind of situation, and would have just given the information with out a fight. That's what makes this so bad. A police officer can get away with that kind of thing most of the time. Good for her, but I would like to have heard that the officer was reprimanded.


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    It sounds to me like she should have pursued this further. I think the ACLU would have been interested in this case. The more publicity this gets the better.

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