"...While the settlement will benefit photographers working around federal buildings, the deal also specifies that officers are allowed to ask the name of the photographer and the purpose of his pictures. The officers are also allowed to take any "lawful steps to ascertain whether unlawful activity, or reconnaissance for the purpose of a terrorist or unlawful act, is being undertaken" according to the Washington Post.
If you read the decision there's not much that's changed in my opinion. There is still the right to stop photographers and state that "you are taking photographs for what purpose?” and the implication is "you better have an answer that I like…"
The “fat lady ain’t sung yet” folks!
Last edited by jan normandale : 01-28-2011 at 12:00.