Source: BBC News
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.