NYCLU Lawsuit Against NYPD to Stop Photographer Harrassment
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York affiliate of the ACLU, is preparing to file a lawsuit against the NYC Police Department (NYPD) to stop the unlawful detainment and harrassment of photographers in the City of New York that has been occurring over the last few years, under the justification of "homeland security" concerns.
To date, they have an impressive list of plaintiffs, numbering over 30, and they are hoping to obtain more.
If anyone here who has had the misfortune over the last few years of dealing with the unpleasant (to say the least) experience of being told by overzealous and/or ill-informed NYPD officers that rail/bus photography is illegal (when it clearly is not), and facing the threat of arrest if not ceasing immediately, would like to take part in an historic effort to put an end to this unlawful and unconstitutional harrassment once and for all, and you are willing to give the NYCLU a detailed statement describing your experiences thereof, the NYCLU would like very much to hear from you.
Please contact Mr. Sam Munger at 212-607-3300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time to "stop complaining and to start fighting back."
This is a real opportunity to take our hobby back, once and for all. Let's take advantage of it.