Sunday 5 October 2008

Man fined for taking photo of woman being sick

Article in The Scotsman

There seems to have been three crimes committed here.

The sheriff is there to uphold the law; he is not there to abuse existing laws to impose his own morality on the public. The photographer did not breach the peace and was not behaving in a disorderly manner but the sheriff is trying to use these laws to bring in a "right to privacy" law by the back door. He should be dismissed from his post.

It appears that the photographer was assaulted by the friends. Why weren't they prosecuted?

Presumably the police arrested the photographer. It looks like a case of wrongful arrest to me.



Blogger Berbagi Ilmu said...

you only has an unlucky day
keep doing what you think is right.

25 November 2008 at 19:06:00 GMT  
Blogger nick gregan said...

As you rightly point out it seems that this is a case of the Sheriff trying to enforce his own personal judgement on a member of the public, it just so happens that this is a photographer being picked on for what appears to be an 'error of judgement'. But come on, with the rise of intrusive cctv cameras in and around our cities couldn't everyone of those operators be accused of exactly the same 'error of judgement'?

21 July 2012 at 20:39:00 BST  

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