Bully Cops and Citizen Journalism
Bank Street Bully:
An undercover officer,
in his undercover disguise.
a rule, I don't post links to local issues on my site and in my newsletter because
I'd quickly be swamped with requests to link to special local causes from all
Sometimes, however, I have to break the rules, even my own.
Even it if doesn't have anything apparently related to Canadian social policy issues.
On December 15, my friend
Zoom was "asked" to delete the photos she'd just taken of 3-4 Ottawa
police officers standing over an unconscious, bloodied, handcuffed woman on Bank
Street in Ottawa. They were waiting for an ambulance to take the woman away, and
Zoom heard a few bystanders speaking about the excessive force that one of the
officers had apparently used to bring the small woman down to the sidewalk, so
she (Z.) snapped a few photos of the scene for her
blog. Upon noticing the camera, one of the officers came over to her and aggressively
demanded that she not only stop taking photos, but also that she delete those
she'd taken, because I work undercover and I dont want my picture
* Read Zoom's original (Dec. 15) Bank Street Bully posting (+124 comments as of Dec. 20) on Zoom's blog.
Read Bank Street Bully December 18 update
My two reasons for posting these links and the above photo:
1. I don't support police
intimidation, and I DO support responsible
* Good on you, Zoom!
I want to share what I just learned about
My/Your rights as a Canadian photographer
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