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Homeland Security cop arrests man for filming FBI building in NYC

• Photography Is Not A Crime
A 43-year-old man was jailed for six hours – and had his camera and memory card confiscated by a judge - after filming an FBI building from across the street in New York City Monday.

Randall Thomas, a professional photographer, said he was standing on the corner of Duane Street and Broadway in downtown Manhattan when he used his video camera to pan up and down on the 42-story building at 26 Federal Plaza.

He was immediately accosted by a security guard in a brown uniform who told him he was not allowed to film the building.

Thomas asserted his legal right to film from a public street. The guard called a Homeland Security Officer who asked Thomas what he was filming.

“I said ‘that’s none of your business,’” Thomas said in a telephone interview with Photography is Not a Crime Wednesday night.


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Comment by Lola Flores (20562)
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 His shit luck that his name is Randall Thomas and not Randall Thomawitz cause if it were, he would be released to Israel, no questions asked just like the 3 happy dual-citizens that were jumping up and down with their cameras, shooting the collapse of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11

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