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Journalist Handcuffed by ICE Agents for Photographing U.S. Border Fence in New Mexico
photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Andrew Meyer

Posted on 07/11/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT by cotton1706

Andy Beale’s 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, “They’re 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, we’re going to be here for awhile then.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borderfence; immigration
This they have time for. On this, they pounce.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands pass by them at the border, no handcuffs, no showing text of the laws. Insidious.

1 posted on 07/11/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

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.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT US Congress remains COMPLICIT)
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To: cotton1706

I love the smell of transparency in the morning.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: cotton1706

Drip....drip....drip


4 posted on 07/11/2014 6:12:06 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706

Google has photos of the border fence.

From high above, but still ... and they are commercial.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 6:14:09 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: cotton1706

Brown shirts. Good website. Thanks for sharing.

I now know I am on the terrorist for one more thing, photography.

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/07/10/aclu-sues-feds-profiling-photographers-terrorists/

ACLU Sues Feds for Profiling Photographers as Terrorists


6 posted on 07/11/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: cotton1706

since when is this not a free country. never mind ...I know the answer.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 6:16:31 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: cotton1706

Americans detained and Mexicans running free....what is wrong with this picture?

Welcome to Øbamaztecistan.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 6:16:41 AM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: cotton1706

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?


9 posted on 07/11/2014 6:17:35 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706
Standard 0bama procedure:

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.

10 posted on 07/11/2014 6:19:20 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: cotton1706

How many illegal aliens sneaked past them while ICE was busy harassing US citizens?


11 posted on 07/11/2014 6:20:23 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706

There is an Cloward Piven strategy at work here since letting them in in these numbers is part of an obvious plan.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 6:21:49 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: cotton1706

federal gub mint is worthless horse crap under obammy.
Time for an overthrow?
Getting there.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cotton1706

That’s why you have a camera that can immediately wirelessly upload content to the web.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 6:23:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

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.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 6:31:33 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: cotton1706

RESIST!


16 posted on 07/11/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I Won't Go Underground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wema3CNqzvg)
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To: cotton1706

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!


17 posted on 07/11/2014 6:45:23 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: Gaffer

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).


18 posted on 07/11/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cotton1706
This they have time for. On this, they pounce.

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.

19 posted on 07/11/2014 6:46:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: cotton1706

In old America, you could photograph anything, anytime.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 6:47:33 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: C210N

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?


21 posted on 07/11/2014 6:47:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Yep, you are right...

I was stuck in thinking a camera with communications... rather than a communications device with a camera!


22 posted on 07/11/2014 6:54:38 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Scrambler Bob

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:
https://www.google.com/maps/@27.5009596,-99.5023212,470m/data=!3m1!1e
24 hours a day, 7 days a week they come north....


23 posted on 07/11/2014 7:02:37 AM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: C210N

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.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 7:07:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

The invaders can trample the fence but Americans better not try to photograph it. Whadda country.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 7:16:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: C210N

That would require wifi... not likely near a border fence
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Wouldn’t it queue them up and transmit when it did have a signal ... at the ICE station?


26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:19:18 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: cotton1706

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?


27 posted on 07/11/2014 7:39:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: dalebert
"since when is this not a free country. never mind ...I know the answer."

Since 12:00 PM January 20, 2009.

28 posted on 07/11/2014 7:39:20 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: cotton1706

Americans are the easy targets.


29 posted on 07/11/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 9:16:38 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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