Friday, February 24, 2006

Just so it doesn't evaporate from everywhere

Another ed blogger from Calgary had this incident happen to himself and a friend this week: Sami went out last night to take some pictures around Campus. And was accosted by an undercover cop who demanded to know why he was taking pictures of a public place. He had to show ID, his information was recorded (including his driver’s license - how is that a required piece of ID when you’re not, say, driving?), along with several other questions about why he was there in the first place. He was asked to show the pictures he had taken. Then it was suggested that if he wants to take pictures of a public place, which was build with our tax dollars, that he needs to apply for permission, in writing, before that is allowed. They have both blogged about it here and here. Correction - Sami was alone.