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Can Cops Demand to Take Your Photo?

Posted on: 6 April 2009

Sure they can when it’s a mug shot. But what about when you’re out and about in public spaces?

Two years ago, a Pennsylvania man was thrown in jail for 160 days for refusing to allow police to take his picture.

A federal judge last week, however, ruled against local police and in favor of Gregory Bush, who was not charged with any crime on May 17, 2007, when a Lancaster, Pa., officer demanded to take the man’s photo. Only after refusing to have his picture taken did the police subdue him, charge him with obstruction of justice and toss him in jail. [via World Net Daily]

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