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Tour of the town and a very positive interaction with Angie from City Hall.

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Operating A Camera In A Public Place – Positive Interaction

Operating A Camera In A Public Place

 

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The family friendly, hometown pride-oriented local small town papers and TV news folks are more welcome to do interviews related to public policy. Unfortunately, they seem to have moved away from asking questions.

 

Positive interaction:

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Operating A Camera In A Public Place

 

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Plenty of lonely beach out there-

North of Perego’s Lagoon, looking towards Fort Ebey.

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Two Bluff Trails

 

My favorite public photography folks are polite, well-behaved, and tend to be quiet, or almost silent. Videos recorded at or outside of sites that are funded by the public seem to be best for documenting these issues.

Instead of waiting for school teachers to teach about individual rights and limited government authority, or waiting on the press to ask questions or courts to handle cases, these guys go out and update us with a quick reality check.

Some people question post 911 protocols where everyone is seen as a suspect.

Some people question the idea that people are expected to yield the right of way Re: their peaceful/nonviolent and legal activities because terrorists might be planning to disrupt American culture. All the while thanking Troops for freedoms.

Positive interaction:

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Single guy with a camera and early request to show ID and credentials:

Told to stop filming:

Independent/alternative media- out asking questions and told to stop filming at 2:46 and 5:12. Policy explained at 7:48. Entire video here:

Months later:

“A man whom Sunnyside police arrested for videotaping a SWAT team has received an $8,000 settlement, reports the Yakima Herald-Republic. After the man posted a videotape of his arrest on YouTube, police requested the charges be dropped and the man sued for the violation of his rights.”

“The city owned up to the mistake, and the police department has taken training on rights of civilians to film their actions. Better yet, the city’s insurance company, Washington Cities Insurance Authority, plans to recommend similar action to other cities it represents.”

People have the right to film and take pictures of police actions in a public area, so long as they don’t physically get in the way or interfere with officers’ ability to carry out their duties.”

One guy with a camera. Early request to show ID:

Single guy with a camera and a request to show ID:

Public records protocols:

Told to leave a public library. Several videos here: Information Suppression Update

 

The family friendly, hometown pride-oriented local small town papers and TV news folks are more welcome to do interviews related to public policy. Unfortunately, they seem to have moved away from asking questions.

Wastewater Treatment Plant – Department of Ecology Award For Outstanding Performance

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA

An upgrade in staff requiring a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility. Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community, no cross-border USBP arrest in more than 8 years, fraudulent overtime claims, 1,200-horsepower interceptor boats and zero questions from the press.

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Photo- Local salmon fishing season

 

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Action starts at 1:27

Meanwhile-

Heroin traffickers cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

More than 270 pounds of heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Denver:

“Operation Chump Change” nets 34 arrests

More than 150 pounds of heroin gets past the US Dept. of Homeland Security and into New York City:

Record-breaking drug bust in NYC shuts down major heroin supplier in Massachusetts, Connecticut: DEA officials

 

Enhanced ID has been required to cross into the US since 2009.

If it works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

 

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Heroin at Port Angeles

News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

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US Department of Credibility

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Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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Sound of Freedom

 

 

 

 

Photo- Rocky Brook Falls