Re: protest nyc's proposed film and photo law

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 04 2007 - 18:22:27 PDT

I love the thought of all these NY picnickers in fear of being caught with
illegal cellphone shots. This is such a ridiculous red-herring, and it's
disingenuous, too, because that's not what any of you guys are worried about. It's
a phony issue.
And my response was in regards to Chuck's good point about the need for
permits and notification. It actually happened, and it's one reason why L.A.
requires permits. People almost got hurt.
What a bunch of condescending morons. And I thought people in NY were
supposed to be smarter?
>>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 assign
ed 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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