Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mother of Three Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport

This case is a frightening example of what can happen when a photographer encounters ignorant bullies with badges. According to the complaint filed in Federal Court, Nancy Genovese, a mother of three, was driving home on County Road 31 past Gabreski Airport in Suffolk County. Gabreski Airport displays a decorative helicopter shell by the roadway to the public, which is visible to all who pass by.

Nancy Genovese stopped her car on the side of the road across the street from the airport in an area that is open and accessible to the public, and crossed over the road to the airport entryway that is also open and accessible to the public to take a picture of the helicopter display. While still in her car, she took a picture of the decorative helicopter shell with the intention of posting it on her personal “Support Our Troops” web page.'


1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmm, yes, I remember a time when you could see someone off at the airport, take pictures and nobody would bat an eyelid. These days if you take your camera out at the wrong time, you may be labelled a terrorist, you me be harrased or arrested or you may even get shot by trigger happy police. You just never know.

    The best thing is, don't take pictures at the airport.

    What you have to realise is that due to the terrorist climate that some governments have created, the police and others are extremely paranoid. Funny thing is that I notice so many things that could actually be used in terrorism activities, but nobody notices those things.

    Crazy world we are living in, where random innocent acts could get you mis-labelled as a terrorist.


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