War on Cameras

Treating Photographers as Terrorists Is Nothing New for LAPD

"New" policy just restates the old one, with some window-dressing


While various Southern California news sites are reporting that the Los Angeles Police Department has revised its terror policy to allow police to detain photographers as potential terrorists, that has actually been its policy since at least 2008.

The only thing that has changed is now the Suspicious Activity Report reminds officers that they are not allowed to profile citizens based on ethnicity or race.