Photographer Detained for Taking Pictures of a BP Refinery

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    On the July 4th weekend nonetheless.

    Field Notes - Photographer detained by police, BP employee near refinery

    I imagine that this is because they don't want al-Qaeda terrorists further understanding potential targets, but this to me seems to be very much counter to freedom of, well, pretty much everything America stands for.
     
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    Not sure how you conclude that officials cannot take security precautions and protect individual rights.

    Would you also like to eliminate security at airports?
     
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    you can thank george bush, the patriot act, and dhs and for the creation of "critical infrastructure" which is how they got the guy on this. once again GW shows how much he loves freedom and limited government.
     
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    While you say we can thank George Bush for this, you forgot to mention Owe Bama because he still has this practice in force. Does this mean that we can thank Owe Bama too for showing us how much he loves freedom and limited government too? When you attempt to be a little snot and blame George Bush you also have to be a little snot and blame Owe Bama too or is Owe Bama getting a pass because he's a liberal Democrat that is destroying this country as fast as he can?
     
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    nice ASSumption. I have spoken out numerous times on how obama == bush when it comes to FP. too bad you are a partisan fool and can't take any criticism of your hero bush.
     
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    I love the way you show your ignorance... You don't know anything about me or you wouldn't be calling me a partisan fool.
     
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    Actually ? Yes.
     
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    Just yesterday I was snapping photos of a Marathon refinery. No one gave a shit. They were all dead.

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    Then your POV is understandable.

    However, I'm not aware that America has ever stood for eliminating security for its citizens.
     
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    You can't take pictures of security at airports?

    Taking away your pictures because you are photographing a private business seems more like something they'd do in Iran and China than in America.
     

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