Skip to comments.Man arrested for taking pictures at MIA
Posted on 01/18/2011 8:39:53 PM PST by ExSoldier
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested after, officials said, he caused a security scare at a South Florida airport.
On Jan. 11, Miami-Dade Police officers stopped Oluwole Aboyade in the Dolphin parking garage at MIA after he reportedly began taking pictures of sensitive areas at the airport.
According to a Miami-Dade Police report, an officer said he became alarmed when he saw Aboyade taking pictures of buildings, surveillance cameras, airport runways and restricted areas. When the police approached the Nigerian national, he said he would remain silent. The police report read, "Mr. Aboyade was observed walking through the terminal and parking garages taking pictures ... upon making contact ... he became very evasive."
"He was approached by several of our uniformed officers who were very alert in seeing what was going on in order to question him and find out exactly why he was there. While questioning him, a lot of things he refused to answer. He was very evasive. He did not want to give any answers whatsoever," Miami-Dade Police Detective Bobby Williams said. "A detective was summoned from that airport bureau there, responded and subsequently, Mr. Aboyade was arrested, because he could not dispel the detective's fear for the safety of people or property."
Police said, Aboyade was in the US illegally. The police report read, "Upon arrival at the station, it was learned that Mr. Aboyade had overstayed his work visa and was wanted by ICE."
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Just a guess on my part, but I'll bet that Miami is being probed and reconned as part of a coming attack, perhaps a multi pronged attack taking place in multiple areas at once. Just a gut feeling I have been having ever since ... Oh ... Ever since Sept 11th 2001....
If the police at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix had done this, Holder’s boys and JNappy at DHS would be filing another lawsuit against Arizona for “racial profiling”.
Now that they know he is an illegal alien, they will just ignore him.
Well....I kinda feel we are being “probed and reconned” in numerous cities....for simultaneous attacks....but, that’s just MY gut....
As far as I know it’s still legal to take pictures of anything in public view. The article doesn’t mention him being charged with a crime, though being in the country illegally should get him a ticket out of here.
I have seen a Middle Eastern man at the Newark airport open his jacket and use a video camera to scan the airport and then hide it back under his jacket.
I notified a policeman who was nearby and was given such a look of contempt and derision plus a short lecture. Apparently, it is a normal thing for Middle Easterners to secretly videotape secure parts of the Newark airport and shame on me.
No, because he doesn’t speak spanglish...
Unless somebody makes some rules about not doing so. That's standard practice in movie theaters, art museums, and anywhere with a sign that says "No Cameras". I'll bet there were a few signs like that around the airport.
But otherwise, yeah, I think you're right.
I have no idea what law I was breaking, but they didn't like anyone filming.
That's my understanding - with a couple of caveats. The rule of thumb is, as long as you are on public property, you can take pictures of anything and anyone in view - provided that person or property owner does not have a "reasonable expectation" of privacy. So yes, you can take a picture of the apartment building across the street if you think the architecture is kind of cool, and the sunset back-lights it nicely. However, you can not use your 500mm telephoto lens to snap pics of the blonde in 3C getting out of the shower.
Aside from the "reasonable expectation of privacy" exception, there is also one for national security. You cannot walk up to the fence line of a military base and start snapping pics of the base layout. Military, nuclear power plants, other "sensitive" installations are off limits - even what is visible from public property.
That may be the out they try to use on this guy. However, it'd be a hard sell that what he was doing was a national security issue. At what point does it become a national security issue? If I snap a pic of family at the airport when they get off the plane is that ok? Probably. If I'm an aviation buff and I want a pic of a big Boeing in a climb-out for a desktop background is that ok? Probably. But if what you're doing starts looking more like recon and intel-gathering rather than more mundane interests... I can see a distinction, but I don't know how you would legally define and defend one.
Afreakin’ Queen bump
I don’t get the ‘queen’ part, lol. Nigerian illegal, hmmm.
a shout out for “JNappy” and her Wal-Mart campaign, doncha’ think?
ps you did the right thing!
Muzzies like little boys a lot
I tried to sneak in a movie title there.....
Bogy and Kate would frown at you........from afar!
LOL No it's not. Did you see the clip? It did mention that he is going to have OTHER Federal Charges beyond his immigration status leveled.
Still I want to be fair to your assertion. Tell you what: Trot on down to your nearest international airport and start snapping pix of the TSA area and the security cameras and the runways and other various and sundry "sensitive areas" at your discretion and see where it lands you.... But maybe this is only in a place like Miami which is a major gateway to South America for legitimate (and otherwise) business interests. An attack here would really cripple a lot of economic interests, all over the place. So, maybe you're correct. Why don't you try it and then report back here? I'll be happy to issue a mea culpa.
As soon as they push that old tub through the marshes!
Video clip just on the news tonight. An illegal alien who had overstayed a work visa was arrested at Miami International Airport following his being observed by alert Miami Dade Police taking pictures of sensitive areas in and around the airport.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
LOL, OK. I’m really, really heading off now!
WTG MPD. While I am not quite sure what the sensitive areas are in the public domain of public transportation, but, from the description of his activities, you guys nabbed a terrorist in process. I like it.
Kudos to those alerted! Kudos to those who responded! Kudos to those who acted!
Meantime, though, our grandma, our children, and we, continue to be molested by the TSA. Even our dogs are smarter, having an innate ability to disregard the non-relevant, to focus on what is relevant.
I just watched it. Not a single charge for taking the pictures was mentioned.
Maybe now would be a good time to start profiling.
I sat next to an African man in full African garb - like Obama when he visited the relatives. He pulled out a copy of a book written in Arabic, likely the Koran, and started whispering passages or prayers to himself with his eyes closed in the Atlanta airport. Didn’t make me feel comfortable.
That was a generation ago, back before Modern Liberalism dumbed everyone down to the point where no one thinks for themselves anymore, and anyone who mentally discriminates outwardly between good and bad behaviour is a racist. The judgement of others is now considered "the greater evil" over and above the crime or crimes the good misunderstood oppressed peoples of the world (aka "victims') may or may not be planning or actually committing. So years after dumbing down the municipal sheeple and sheepherders,Modern Liberalism has cops looking down on people who report illegal or suspicious activity. Much like the good ole Liberal Jihadi Mind Trick...Move along, you don't need to concern yourself with what the strangers in town (illegals?) are doing...you don't need to see their identification...these are not the droids you were looking for...move along...
After years of listening to both Obama and Obiwon, maybe someday people of this nation will rise up and ask, "Are we the Droids We've been looking for?"
Just Nigerian initiative all out of control:
“You cannot walk up to the fence line of a military base and start snapping pics of the base layout”
Well. . .that just made criminals out of all those tens of thousands of plane spotters. And heck, airshows and picture-taking. . .oh, and Google Maps and Street View?
Seriously, there is no restiction that I know of if you are on public property (or your own property) and take pictures of things in plain view.
Instead of arguing about it, just do like any good scientist would do and prove your theory if you are so intent on making your point. Do us a favor to verify your claims and give us the city and state of the local news affiliate for cross reference.
I concur. You are not alone.
Excuse me. . .please clarify. . .are you sure you are posting a) on the right thread, and b) to the right guy?
My error, was commenting on the quote.
CORRECTION: I refer back to my original point. Go ahead and try it. We'll just stand aside and watch.
Perhaps we should ask the plane-spotters at Nellis AFB, NV, and the plane-spotters at Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC, or the plane-spotters at Davis Monthan AFB, and Luke AFB, AZ, et al, and ask the plane-spotters at any number of civilian airports. . .at most airports in the states there are lay-bys/pull-offs specifically used by the plane-spotters.
Maybe at first, but go ahead and test your theory. We’ll just stay here on the roof to see if you break your leg by jumping off, metaphorically speaking.
I’m sure you can walk up to any fence around a military installation and take a picture but if the MP’s see you, you will be stopped. At air shows, all of the sensitive stuff will have been secured or transported off the base to prevent any errant shutters.
As far as an airport, being they are now considered security zones, the observance of one snapping pictures from an obscure location like the corner of a parking garage at obviously secure things like surveillance camera locations will incite the response noted in the article. To prove their point, all it takes is to review the cameras contents as the days of film are virtually gone. The proof will be in the pudding.
No issues in the airport or on the jet.
IF you hide the camera or go poking around in places not in plain view, that is another story, as that behavior reflects nefarious purposes and that is the difference.
Being “illegal” probably makes it EASIER for him to get off than it would be for you and me!
From the way the Public Information Officer described it they can charge him with L&P, Loitering and Prowling; person being at a time, place and doing something which when explained by the subject CANNOT DISPEL the officer’s concern for the safety of persons and property in the area.
That is the reasonn for the arrest and once you have him in custody, other questions may arise including handing him over to Border Patrol/FBI for additional questions and/or deportation.
So, turn him over to ICE and chances are, the ICEholes will let him go!
FYI, you are not permitted to use a cell phone when disembarking from a cruise ship, going through customs, at FLL.
Go that right.
As the Border Patrol Agents say regarding endless court appearances and limitless appeals; “It ain’t over til the illegal wins.”
From the article:
“Police said, Aboyade was in the US illegally”
Somebody needs to tell the WSVN staff
a) Despite what they may have taught you in journalism school, one does not throw commas into sentences randomly
b) If you check the current MSM style manual, your sentence should have been recast to read “Police said Aboyade was in the US undocumentedly”.
Yeah, you might get this:
"What's that flying around, your head?"
"What's that flying around your head?"