There’s nothing the NYPD dislikes than being photographed while doing something illegal. So you can imagine how they’re taking the news that the National Press Photographers Association announced this week that it will be joining a major lawsuit filed against NYC and the NYPD for civil rights violations during the Occupy Wall Street protests. The suit also includes a number of photojournalists and 5 elected city officials and is directed at the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and JP Morgan Chase (which made an unprecedented $4.6 million donation to the NYPD in 2010).
Public officials operating in a public capacity have no right to not being photographed and photographers have every right to photograph them. End of story.
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