Photographers viciously attacked by police after taking pictures of historical buildingSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 17:16
(NaturalNews) In a lengthy piece recently, I documented how fear-mongering by the nation's political elite has allowed them to foist a raft of unconstitutional regulations and legislation over the years on a nation that, undoubtedly, our founding fathers would likely never recognize (unless they were comparing modern-day America to latter-day England).
One of the latest justifications for the imposition of many of these onerous new rules is the ever-present threat of terrorism, a fallacy of fear that was on full display in Miami Jan. 20.
According to reports, renowned photographer Carlos Miller, who runs the website Photography Is Not a Crime, and a companion were roughed up, detained and eventually fined by Miami-Dade Metrorail security guards for taking pictures of a historical public building.
Ending photography as we know it - The latest anti-terrorism tactic
Miller and his friend were passing time while waiting for a Metrorail by taking photos of the Dade County Courthouse, which was built during the Roaring 20s and is considered to be a stunning piece of architecture.
"Then considered one of the more monumental structures in Florida, Dade County's 27-story Neoclassical-style courthouse was begun in 1925," says this historical account of the structure.
Suddenly, a voice blared over a loudspeaker ordering them to cease and desist with the photographs. The pair ignored the order, but shortly thereafter a 50 State security guard came onto the platform and confronted them.