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Threat to National Security?


Since the terrible attack on the World Trade Center in September 2001, fear-mongering politicians and agents of the law have been working to create an unreasonable level of fear among Americans.

This has become evident in the attitudes many people now have about photography in public places. Whether the issue is needing a permit to take pictures at a train station or being assaulted on the street for daring to photograph a building, the climate for normal photography is getting worse.

My own experiences illustrate what is going on these days.

My photographing this and nearby things worried a private security guard
My photographing this and nearby things worried a private security guard
Photography on a ferry led to a talk with the FBI
Photography on a ferry led to a talk with the FBI
Special agent (left) and conductor
Special agent (left) and conductor
You can't photograoh this Homeland Security installation
"You can't photograoh this Homeland Security installation"