Posts Tagged ‘nypd’

New York Governor Candidate Arrested, Jailed for Recording the Aggressive Arrest of a Bronx Man

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Only days after the NYPD sent out a city-wide memo to officers reminding them that the recording of their activity is allowed, Randy Credico, an upcoming candidate for New York Governor, was arrested, handcuffed and put in jail for recording the aggressive arresting of a man by two officers in street clothes.

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NYPD Sends Out Official Memo Telling Officers They’re Allowed to Be Photographed

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The NYPD has sent out an internal memo that tells officers they aren’t allowed to take action to stop someone from photographing or filming them. This comes a whopping two years after Washington DC’s police chief sent out an almost identical memo. Read more…

NYPD Air Traffic Control Recording Tells a Different Side of Near-Crash Drone Story

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Yesterday, the story of two DJI Phantom quadcopters endangering an NYPD helicopter made the rounds online. Initial reports claimed that the two ‘drones’ were flying right at the helicopter forcing the NYPD pilot to take evasive action before following the Phantoms back to their source and taking the RC pilots into custody.

The air traffic control recording and several statements from the pilots themselves, however, seem to run contrary to what the NYPD is claiming, making it look like the helicopter was never in danger and, in fact, chased down the pilots with no idea what to even charge them with. Read more…

NYPD Helicopter Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Two Camera Drones

Update: Initial reports that the ‘drones’ flew at the helicopter may not be entirely accurate. Click here to read our followup coverage.


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Earlier this week, two drones narrowly avoided a collision with a New York Police Department’s helicopter just over the George Washington Bridge. It took aversion maneuvers by the quick-thinking helicopter pilot to ensure no collision took place. But just because there wasn’t any critical harm done doesn’t mean the individuals behind the reckless drones are getting off free. Read more…

NYPD Launches #myNYPD Photo Contest, Backfires as Badly as You Might Expect

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The NYPD should probably have stopped to think a second before they launched their #myNYPD photo contest on Twitter. Alas, they did not, and what transpired because of this lack of foresight is part social media frenzy and part PR fiasco. Read more…

Photographer Uses Drone to Shoot Harlem Building Collapse, Asked to Leave by NYPD

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My earlier article shows you what you should do with a drone and a camera; this one will show you what you shouldn’t do. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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NYPD Officer Faces Up To 7 Years in Jail for Lying About Photographer’s Arrest

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One year ago, in August of 2012, New York Times photographer Robert Stolarik was arrested for allegedly using his camera flash to interfere with police during an arrest. However, after taking a look at the evidence, it’s the police officer who is in hot water and may face up to 7 years in prison after being indicted on three felony counts and five misdemeanors. Read more…

Photo of NYPD Police Officer’s Random Act of Kindness Goes Viral

Candid snapshots that go viral online are often spread because they show people doing something embarrassing or stupid, so it’s refreshing to see a photo of a different sort taking the web by storm. The photo in question is of a police officer’s random act of kindness, snapped by an Arizona woman named Jennifer Foster when she was visting New York City back on November 14th.
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Photographers File Major Lawsuit Against the NYPD for Civil Rights Violations

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.
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NYPD Memo Reminds Police Officers That Photography is Not a Crime

If you’re a street photography-loving New Yorker who’s worried about being stopped and harassed by the New York Police Department, check out this official memo that was sent out to officers back in 2009. The Operations Order, titled “Investigation of Individuals Engaged in Suspicious Photography and Video Surveillance”, states,

Members of the service are reminded that photography and the video taping of public places, buildings and structures are common activities within New York City… all such photography will have no connection to terrorism or unlawful conduct. Given the City’s prominence as a tourist destination, practically all such photography will have no connection to terrorism or unlawful conduct.

Members of the service may not demand to view photographs taken by a person absent consent [...] When there is probable cause to believe that the camera, film or other media contains evidence of criminal activity, the item may be seized, and a search warrant must be obtained in order to view its contents.

Here’s a higher-res version of this image in case you’d like to print it out, laminate it, and carry it around in your photo bag. You can bust it out in the event that you do get stopped.


Thanks for sending in the tip, Eric!