Public Photography is "suspicious" and "antisocial behavior"
At least, it seems to be in the UK where a photographer was arrested for the crime of taking photos, on a public street, of a Christmas celebration. Video here.
I suppose if the photographer wanted to be left alone by the UK police he should have taken to looting, ransacking, and destroying downtown shopping establishments.
But, we're okay taking photographs here in the US, right?
Not in Long Beach, California, where the police department seems to think they have the right to detain photographers they deem to be taking photographs "with no apparent esthetic value."
I suppose the new LBPD motto is to "protect and serve... and provide art criticism."