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The sheer illogical stupidity of this proposal is breathtaking. Do they plan to stop people writing in notebooks as well? This is one of those occasions where I just wish I could zero in on the individuals who proposed this ban and ask them to explain exactly how photographing a public place that millions of people are allowed to stand and look at if they choose, could possibly constitute an increased security risk. Buses for goodness sake! What can you possibly learn from a photograph of the inside of a bus that you can't learn from sitting on one for 5 minutes? Airport security staff have started asking me why my Minox LX "needs to be so small" so I'm thinking of keeping an M handgrip screwed to the tripod bush to throw them off the scent. Neil -----Original Message----- From: Tim Atherton [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 5:20 AM To: Leica Users Group Subject: [Leica] No more subway, train or bus shots in NYC It's a good job Walker Evans and Bruce Davidson have done their work already >From the May 20, 2004 edition of the NY Times: "Citing the security of 7 million daily riders, 48,000 employees and its transportation network, New York City Transit yesterday proposed a ban on unauthorized photography, filming and videotaping on city subways, buses and Staten Island Railway trains. The press and businesses or individuals with permits would be exempt." _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. This communication is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as an offer to sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy any financial product, an official confirmation of any transaction, or as an official statement of Lehman Brothers. Email transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free. Therefore, we do not represent that this information is complete or accurate and it should not be relied upon as such. All information is subject to change without notice.