Objects in Mirror

Is a photograph a security breach?

Posted at 2:10 PM on August 22, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

In his blog entry a weapon of choice, MPR Reporter Tim Nelson tells his own story of a security guard approaching him about taking pictures in downtown St. Paul. Nelson goes on to other's experiences and asks:

"Have you been stopped or asked for ID while taking pictures in downtown St. Paul as the Republican National Convention approaches?"

Whether or not it has happened to you, please join in the comments on Convention Beat. This topic leads to more discussion: Is a camera a threat to security? How should law enforcement and security handle the public relations around these incidents? Is this serious, or silly? A thought surfaces in the comments:

"I wonder if whatever special training the cops are getting is just making them hyper-sensitive to what would otherwise be normal goings-on. It certainly won't be very practical to stop every person with a camera once the 15000 person media swarm arrives." - Posted by bsimon | August 22, 2008 10:43 AM

Add your thoughts to the comments on Convention Beat.

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