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Row over photo in shopping centre (Father takes pic of Daughter,Police Called)
BBC ^ | 10/8/2011 | BBC

Posted on 10/10/2011 9:53:37 AM PDT by Dallas59

A family day out ended with Craig White claiming he was quizzed by police under anti-terror laws after taking a photo of his daughter

A Facebook campaign is calling for people to boycott a shopping centre after claims a man was questioned by police for taking photographs of his own four-year-old daughter.

Chris White took a picture of Hazel eating an ice cream in the Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow.

A security guard told him it was illegal to take pictures in the centre

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; paranoia; photographs; rapeofliberty; sovietunion; tyranny
We are turning into the Soviet Union....Case Closed.
1 posted on 10/10/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Scotland isn’t my concern.


2 posted on 10/10/2011 9:55:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: Dallas59

Glasgow is in Scotland.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 9:56:45 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: cripplecreek
The UK is the canary in the mineshaft for us. That which used to shock us there is now commonplace here, such as government cameras all over the place.
4 posted on 10/10/2011 9:57:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: Dallas59

Since it’s the UK I could care less... although we’re not to far from it.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 9:57:44 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Dallas59

It happens here....Way too often. I should have said the West is turning into the Soviet Union....One photo at a time.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 9:58:11 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

This is Scotland.

Plus, the guy was warned (signs) about No Photography, and ignored the warning.

Yes, it’s illegal to photograph things in many countries, like taking pictures of monuments or government buildings in Poland.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 9:58:36 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: cripplecreek

—Scotland isn’t my concern.—

Ditto. And I came here just to say that. ;-D

I’m amazed how many articles I come across here about “rights” stuff and think, “Hey, they can’t do that!!!” and then realize it’s in the UK.

“Oh, Never mind. Yes they can.”


8 posted on 10/10/2011 10:00:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: DBrow

Actually, I believe most US shopping malls have rules about taking photos on mall property. It is not “illegal”, per se, but they can try to throw you out if you do it, assuming they care. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it enforced, though.

It is private property so they can do what they want. But it’s not “illegal”.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 10:03:25 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: NoLibZone

There’s one in Pennsylvania, too.......


10 posted on 10/10/2011 10:19:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Dallas59

No ice cream for you!


11 posted on 10/10/2011 10:30:40 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: cripplecreek

First reaction is that it must have something to do with a concern over homeland security and terrorists surveilling for potential targets.

The irony is that the terrorists are getting away with their surveillance by taking their pictures the way covert operators should be doing it, not openly like this guy.

Homeland security will always be a few steps behind, but that won’t stop them from being stupid.


12 posted on 10/10/2011 10:31:59 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Dallas59
I bet he put the kid in front of the top secret tin foil hat store. That gets security cranked up every time.
13 posted on 10/10/2011 10:37:47 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Dallas59

I would be scared to death to take pictures of a grandkid’s dance recital, a daughter performing as a cheerleader at a high school sports event or my kids playing with other kids in the neighborhood for fear of being accused of, if not arrested for, being a pedophile. Common sense has gone out the window in our zero tolerance world.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 10:43:21 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

Certainly those in the police & the government have no common sense. Our biggest problem is that they refuse to understand who the real enemy is, & instead treat everyone as enemies of the state.


15 posted on 10/10/2011 10:54:19 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Dallas59
Chris White took a picture of Hazel eating an ice cream in the Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow.

A security guard told him it was illegal to take pictures in the centre

Government nanny-state-ism and totalitarianism run amok.

Coming soon to a country near you.



(WAKE UP, AMERICA!!! DO YOU SMELL THE COFFEE . . . . . YET!!????)

16 posted on 10/10/2011 10:56:54 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Dallas59
Chris White took a picture of Hazel eating an ice cream in the Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow.

A security guard told him it was illegal to take pictures in the centre

Government nanny-state-ism and totalitarianism run amok.

Coming soon to a country near you.



(WAKE UP, AMERICA!!! DO YOU SMELL THE COFFEE . . . . . YET!!????)

17 posted on 10/10/2011 10:57:28 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Watch your mouth — I own one square foot of Scottish soil on the Island of Islay for purchasing a fifth of Laphroaig.

And the way it looks, some day I shall end up with an entire acre.


18 posted on 10/10/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Dallas59

Scotland is also becoming more antisemitic with time. No Walker´s Shortbread for me today, thanks.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 1:18:50 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: onedoug

What a load of crap.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: onedoug

You see it becoming less so? Not me.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 5:11:40 AM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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