Source: BBC News
quote: these small minded, petty little hitlers
quote: As for the police reaction; They handle "taking pictures where not permitted by law" just as seriously as if you were "taking pictures where not permitted by law". It is only the security guards who treat the mall & an Air Force base hangar differently.
quote: We have a 'no photography' policy in the centre to protect the privacy of staff and shoppers and to have a legitimate opportunity to challenge suspicious behavior if required.
quote: The arrest was made based on violation of existing laws, including the laws permitting the mall to forbid photography.
quote: why would they really be bothered?
quote: I mean, really, what is their problem. What am I missing?
quote: I don't see anything in the above photo that is not respecting the privacy of other people.
quote: I assume that if you were to take your child to Disney land, you wouldn't take photos there either? It is private property after all.
quote: Also, there's a difference between private property that you own and don't invite people into, such as your back yard, and private property where you invite people to in order...
quote: I'm not missing the point. That they might have a tiny sign, down a dark corridor, just outside the janitors closet (I've never once seen a sign in a UK shopping centre, but I would not be at all surprised if they existed everywhere) but that they have them does not mean that it's the end of the story and that the police should be called.
quote: Firstly, all I hear on the TV day after day from our police is how over stretched they are, and if I was to hear someone breaking into my home and call them right now (22:13) I would be more amazed if the police actually turned up, than if the person breaking and entering actually just md me a cup of tea and then left. It's a gross waste of their time and resources.
quote: Secondly, this just shows how far down the road we are now, that people are so happy to blindly go along with this sort of over the top, heavy handed behaviour. Where people find the notion of someone taking photos so horrendous that the police have to be called. Before even mentioning that pathetic state of affairs, where the first thing that jumps to peoples minds is that, rather than thinking that this is just a father wanting to take a photo of a happy moment with his daughter, people think that he is some kind of deviant/paedophile or a terrorist.
quote: And still, the stores might have signs up saying no photography, but why? Seriously, why? You say that because they have them, then that's ok, end of story, no questions asked. But still, I believe that there needs to be some explanation as to why they are so frightened of people taking photographs.
quote: That's not what he said. He said that if he was asked to stop and he refused, THEN police should be called. We simply don't know the facts, though.
quote: If someone walked into your backyard and started having a picnic and you asked them to leave, would you not want the police to show up if they refuse? I ask this of those in the UK because in many parts of the US, refusal to leave someone's home might be life-threatening (that's a good thing, by the way).
quote: Nah. It just shows that people are still willing to go to the mall even though they have to give up their rights to do so. THAT to me is the road that we've gone far down. The mall? Really? No thanks.
quote: I made the comparison between "my back yard" and the Mall already, and it seems pretty obvious that there is a difference between the private property that is my back yard, and the private property that is a Mall, that invites people in to spend their money...
quote: I do think that they have to give a reason to stop people partaking in perfectly innocent and innocuous activities. Maybe you are happy to just do as you are told without question wherever you go, but I'm not.
quote: So take for example, the next photo might contain a store employee picking their nose in the background. Some unlucky employee gets ridiculed on facebook, the shop owner looks bad, the store looks bad, the store owner probably has to fire the employee now. The employee is poor and in a bad economy and decides its better to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. All this over a stupid photo.
quote: I think what the police said to the man was wrong. It doesn't however make anything done prior to that null and void. You can focus on the flowers and lollipop aspect of this all you want. Doesn't make it right.
quote: I can focus on any particular aspect of this article I wish.
quote: It was my post and my topic. If you didn't like it you could always start your own
quote: Why you insist on forcing other people to recognize what you feel is important
quote: You are just as bad as those you protest against. Sooner or later you will realize that.
quote: by Reclaimer77 on October 11, 2011 at 5:44 PMExcuse me? Who the hell do you think you're talking to? I own Daily Tech pal, you're playing in MY sandbox :P I'll post what I want, when I want, and where I want!
quote: I am just as much concerned that they can do that as you.
quote: Traditionally you would have to take someone to court and prove they violated some law or agreement. At which time the camera and photos would be confiscated. That is the way it should be.
quote: We have a 'no photography' policy in the centre to protect the privacy of staff and shoppers and to have a legitimate opportunity to challenge suspicious behavior if required. However, it is not our intention to -- and we do not -- stop innocent family members taking pictures.
quote: That all depends if you count russia as first world or not.
quote: Kinda ironic though, 70 years of peace after world war 2 and brittain is becoming an police state while germany is spending tons of money to help others in europe.