Re: protest nyc's proposed film and photo law

From: flick harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 04 2007 - 18:12:06 PDT

Jim, are you one of those people who's never done anything which
conflicts with authority? That's why you've never been reluctant to
ask permission? You love rules because it weeds out the riff-raff?

> A few years ago students at Valley College in L.A. got into big
> trouble-- they were filming an assigned public service message, and
> when they showed up as gang members one night in some alley in
> North Hollywood, all hell broke loose. Neighbors freaked, police
> rounded them all up, and quite a complication ensued. Point? Get
> permits. If you are refused, that's another issue...then the free
> speech factors kick in.

You're not seriously comparing two people having a 31-minute picnic
with a cell phone camera (thus needing a film permit) to a bunch of
people simulating a gang fight in the alley at night?

This is getting ludicrous, but okay:

"Sure, you've got a film permit, homeboy. Keep your hands out of your


Talk about your ridiculous examples.


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