Skip to comments.Journalist Handcuffed by ICE Agents for Photographing U.S. Border Fence in New Mexico
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
Andy Beales goal was to create a photo project comparing the fence between the U.S. and Mexico and the wall between Israel and Palestine.
On June 6, 2014, Beale arrived at the Santa Teresa border checkpoint in New Mexico with a friend to take pictures of the fence. As Beale started taking pictures, a Federal Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) officer drove up and asked Beale what he was doing, and for identification. ICE agents then escorted Beale and his friend inside the immigration building, and promptly handcuffed the two of them to a bench.
For the next three hours, Beale and his friend waited as ICE officers told them, Theyre on their way, they want to question you.
Finally, an FBI agent and a Department of Homeland Security officer showed up and handed Beale a copy of federal statute 41 CFR § 102-74.420, which states:
What is the policy concerning photographs for news, advertising or commercial purposes? Except where security regulations, rules, orders, or directives apply or a Federal court order or rule prohibits it, persons entering in or on Federal property may take photographs of (a) Space occupied by a tenant agency for non-commercial purposes only with the permission of the occupying agency concerned; (b) Space occupied by a tenant agency for commercial purposes only with written permission of an authorized official of the occupying agency concerned; and (c) Building entrances, lobbies, foyers, corridors, or auditoriums for news purposes.
The government agents claimed that because Beale hoped to sell his photos, he could be charged with a felony for photographing the border fence. The agents then asked Beale to sign a consent form allowing them to search his camera. When Beale refused, he was told, Well, were going to be here for awhile then.
(Excerpt) Read more at photographyisnotacrime.com ...
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands pass by them at the border, no handcuffs, no showing text of the laws. Insidious.
He is an American and therefore a TARGET.
OTOH, they would let a terrorist with weaponized TB
or a nuclear MANPAD through. .... with a wink and a map.
I love the smell of transparency in the morning.
Google has photos of the border fence.
From high above, but still ... and they are commercial.
Brown shirts. Good website. Thanks for sharing.
I now know I am on the terrorist for one more thing, photography.
ACLU Sues Feds for Profiling Photographers as Terrorists
since when is this not a free country. never mind ...I know the answer.
Americans detained and Mexicans running free....what is wrong with this picture?
Welcome to Øbamaztecistan.
Ever watch professional wrestling wher the “referee” doesn’t seem to be able to catch the bad guy cheating but is always warning the good guy?
While the Border Patrol has left gates wide open and pursued journalists instead of illegal immigrants, Infowars reported that an ICE employee said many ICE agents were given temporary paid leave in a de-facto stand down order by the Obama administration.
How many illegal aliens sneaked past them while ICE was busy harassing US citizens?
There is an Cloward Piven strategy at work here since letting them in in these numbers is part of an obvious plan.
federal gub mint is worthless horse crap under obammy.
Time for an overthrow?
That’s why you have a camera that can immediately wirelessly upload content to the web.
Yes, seems like they could be using that time feeding and counseling all of the poor children escaping their countries due to persecution or whatever.
Back in the early 70s I’d ride my motorcycle north out of El Paso and into the New Mexico desert right up to the border. The border itself was marked by a four-wire barbed wire fence and concrete obelisks every quarter of a mile or so. There was an unmanned gate (closed as I recall) with instructions on where to legally cross the border. Thank God I didn’t take a picture!
That would require wifi... not likely near a border fence, at least one without a password. Or a camera with Satellite access (ie, wifi to a satellite phone as access point).
Yes, lots of time and force to use against American citizens acting with the bounds of the Constitution... The MSM better wake up before it's too late. They are next.
In old America, you could photograph anything, anytime.
You don’t think they have cell towers in El Paso, San Diego or in Arizona? iPhones, Androids, etc. do have cameras, and they link to cell towers, don’t they?
Yep, you are right...
I was stuck in thinking a camera with communications... rather than a communications device with a camera!
Just go to this link and look at the northbound traffic. That’s money headed north, and there is no will to stop it from either political party:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week they come north....
That’s no problem...however, I recently saw a video of some guy that sent a drone up to a fireworks display miles away and got some utterly fantastic shots. The video is viral. There was a camera he used that linked back to the internet I think and I googled the camera and it seemed really neat.....but a little too expensive for my taste at $400.
The invaders can trample the fence but Americans better not try to photograph it. Whadda country.
That would require wifi... not likely near a border fence
Wouldn’t it queue them up and transmit when it did have a signal ... at the ICE station?
Use border to illegal cross it....get a free ride to your destination.
Photograph the border...go to jail is US citizen.
Had enough, yet?
Since 12:00 PM January 20, 2009.
Americans are the easy targets.
Eliminate the 2 DOEs as a start.
Ø is only a symptom of a greater disease. We’ll survive this pos but not what put it there.