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Spending More Than 5 Minutes Taking Photos From One Spot Can Land You In Jail In D.C.

• Photography Is Not a Crime

The city that houses the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence has a list of 159 minor offenses that can land you in jail.

The Washington Post obtained the list after the recent controversy where thousands of residents were arrested for expired tags was exposed.

The offenses range from construction code violations to fishing violations.

But the one that really seems to violate the First Amendment is listed under the subject “Photographer Violations,” which states the following.

Photographer - More than 5 minutes at location


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