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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-24-07 10:57 AM
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314. A similar thing happened at Galveston Mardi Gras...
a Galveston Daily news photographer, Nick Adams, was shoved, wrestled to the ground, and arrested for taking pictures of cops arresting a man for public intoxication. The say he broke past them and tried to interfere. He says he did not, and that the only contact he had with any officer was when he was approached and shoved by them.

The photos he took before they tackled him were deleted from the camera.

News Photography Becomes the Story After Police Arrest

I went up to take a photo. And the first thing he did was to push my camera back into my face and I stepped back, said Adams.

He was on assignment last Saturday shooting a street performer when, he says, a League City police officer, hired for Mardi Gras, overreacted and prevented him for photographing a routine arrest. I went to take another photo and he immediately said Boy I told you not to take photos and pushed me back again.

Adams was arrested for interfering with police.

He says the over aggressive officer also cracked the screen on his $4,000 camera and damaged its auto focus.

But theres more to this story than Adams arrest and his broken camera. The photographer says once he was handcuffed, someone deleted two pictures of the scene from his camera and then took ten others inside the police command tent.

It is alleged frames 11 and 12 are missing from the cameras hard drive.

He figures police snapped the shaky shots that follow. I think it was crossing the line when they took a photo in the first place. What if they have your wallet? Do they take out $20 and put in $10.
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