This is all part of the continuing efforts to keep Americans in a state of fear in order to justify continuing unending war.
Remarkably, George Orwell described this tactic almost perfectly in 1984 and if you haven't read it, now is the time to head down to the library or bookstore. Read it and start fighting back.
Everyone in Long Beach should start carrying a camera at all times and randomly taking photos, especially when they see a police officer.
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Assuming this story is true, America's War on Photography has pushed the limits in Long Beach, California, where police chief says his cops will "approach" photographers pretty much at will — an obvious attempt to intimidate folks. To the extent that photographers are actually detained, that's likely to cost Long Beach taxpayers a bundle over time, as what the city is doing is almost certainly illegal.
Hope the ACLU is on this case…
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