DHS and FBI Release Statement After Boston Bombings That Photography Can Lead to Terrorism

DHS and FBI Release Statement After Boston Bombings That Photography Can Lead to Terrorism 29

By Carlos Miller

 

On the same day that federal investigators pleaded with the public for photos and videos that would help them identify the Boston Marathon bombers, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a memo stating the “discreet use of cameras or video recorders” could be interpreted as a sign that a terrorist act is being planned.

However, the Joint Intelligence Bulletin released April 16, one day after the attacks, failed to list any specific examples that this was the case, even though it listed several examples of previous planned terrorist attacks that were thwarted. 

The truth is, the memo is simply rehashing the same information the feds have been stating for years, which is one reason why so many police officers and security guards tend to treat citizens with cameras as suspected terrorists.

But considering that the Boston Marathon bombings have already launched a new initiative to increase government surveillance on the citizens – including a despicable statement from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that the Constitution needs to be altered – it is crucial that we refuse to cooperate with any criminal investigation if all we are doing is taking pictures or shooting video in public, which numerous court cases have determined is protected by the First Amendment.

Via Public Intelligence.


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Comment by Less Prone on April 27, 2013 at 7:21am

The real reason why they don't want people filming or taking pictures is that videos and photos can be used as evidence against the criminals. It's much harder to commit crimes against the people when the perpetrators have to avoid the cameras. They are afraid of publicity and love secrecy. I we had a honest government, people recording public events would be encouraged and praised for the valuable work they are doing, but not now. 

These are the times when evil rules supreme, deception, lies, abuse, torture, mass murder and blood sacrifice. These are shameful times in the history of humanity.

Comment by Just Bill on April 28, 2013 at 11:59pm

While we still have Supreme Court support, use it. 

Comment by HwΩΩd♪ on April 29, 2013 at 12:12am

think we lost them back in the early Cheney...errr..Bush admin years ;)

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