Speak Out: MPD seeking info on subject reported to have photographed child on steps of home

Posted by Abovethelaw on Wed, May 24, 2017, at 8:37 AM:

As far as I am concerned, if the photographer is in public view, he as the right to take a photograph.

Fact: If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, itís fair game.

There are no laws preventing photography of people, children, buildings, objects or anything else in a public place, or in any place open to the public where photography is not expressly prohibited. There is no expectation of privacy in a public place.

But donít be a pest, and donít get in anyoneís way or cause an obstruction Ė if youíre overly persistent you could face a harassment charge ie: paparazzi... I doubt that this kid in Marshall is the son/daughter of someone famous or is famous themselves.

The Police may question the intent of someone--but no crime has been committed. I find the fault is with the parents. Why were they not outside--and/or why didn't the parents question the photographer/creep/possible pedophile.

Just my opinion--but there is no law that 'he/she/it' broke.

Replies (5)

  • True facts on all points.

    -- Posted by oldschool17 on Wed, May 24, 2017, at 9:43 AM
  • Agree BP, it's called being a hypocrite.

    -- Posted by oldschool17 on Thu, Jul 13, 2017, at 2:56 PM
  • Hey slow down there buddy. I remember seeing this and agreeing with ATL and Old School. What you don't remember is Ricardo. What's this about, you're egging on ATL.

    I do agree, ATL needs to chill--Though he is making a great point. You Bad Penny are ignoring the fact there used to be old responses. ATL is taking it personal.

    Sincerely, GQ

    -- Posted by Good Quarter on Fri, Jul 21, 2017, at 3:33 PM
  • Well, thanks for the compliment. I'm worried youre flirting.

    I have one major comment. You applaud my opinion, but still do not recognize that R1cardo comments used to exist here. I am verifying as quasi-testimony, they were posted here. Do you disagree?

    -- Posted by Good Quarter on Mon, Jul 24, 2017, at 9:09 AM
  • Bad Penny,

    Who are you writing to? Do you need help? I see the original author, but nothing else. You are arguing with imaginary opponents (Clint Eastwood)

    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend"

    -- Posted by Good Quarter on Mon, Jul 24, 2017, at 3:52 PM

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