"When in public spaces where you are lawfully present you have the right to photograph anything that is in plain view" by Mark Zoetrope

Another article discussing the right to take pictures in public. It's nice to see the law formally acknowledge our right to photograph what we can see, although rather than doing so in the clear statement from the ACLU above, it does so with a slight modification to existing law:

Under existing law, every person who deters or prevents an executive officer from performing any of his or her duties, or knowingly resists the officer, (may be punished) by a fine or imprisonment,” according to a bill introduced by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens. SB 411 would clarify that taking a photo of an officer in a public place is not β€œin and of itself a violation of the above-mentioned provision.


LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime by Mark Zoetrope

Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.

It's about time people recognize that taking pictures is not a crime.