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Forum Post: magazine photographer arrested at Occupy Richmond rally

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 6:34 p.m. EST by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA
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"Posted by afp on Nov 4, 2011 in Local/State | 0 comments

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will provide legal assistance to a photographer who was arrested for trespassing while taking pictures of the police during the recent sweep of Occupy demonstrators encamped at Kanawha Plaza in Downtown Richmond.

Ian Graham, a photographer for RVA Magazine in Richmond, was attempting to document the removal of Occupy demonstrators when he was told by police that he must confine his picture-taking to an area designated for press. Graham went to the press area but left when he determined that it restricted his view of the unfolding events. When he questioned the police’s authority to require him to remain there, he was arrested for trespassing."




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[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 12 years ago

Even the oakland police warned the press they would not be responsible for their safety instead of forcibly corraling them. That does sound like it was interferring with the press...

Anyone more knowledeable on law have a thoght?

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

any actions by public officials that disallow photography are suspect

[-] 1 points by Faithntruth (997) 12 years ago

Yes, controlling information is critical.

A little off topic, but along the same lines. I paid my motgage a little late one month, on the last day of fee free green on the banks calendar. BofA bought my home loan, and they somehow use their collection service to harass you when you are one day late, contrary to the laws controlling collection agencies. So the next day i get a call...the girl says my call will be recorded for quality assurance. I say, okay, Im also recording this call for quality assurance... She says i cant do that, i say, if she can then i can. Conversation over, no more calls...

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

I've had conversations while posting publicly about it on the web