Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/20

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Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
From: tedgrant at (TED GRANT)
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 18:43:40 -0500
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very simple stupidity by the locals who believe it's God's right to Car 
racing! Plus those who make money from an event held in the public domaine!

I would think the City Father politicians might consider it an affront to 
the freedom rights of the people of their city. But then politicians are not 
known for their great values of wisdom other than any fashion to keeping 
their well paid positions they hold. Pure idiocy of the Freedoms of the 


----- Original Message -----
From: Tina Manley <images at>
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:31 pm
Subject: [Leica] Cameras Banned
To: lug at

> LUG:
> The big Speed Street festival celebrating everything NASCAR is 
> in 
> Charlotte this weekend.  They have closed about 12 block of 
> downtown 
> to traffic for the festival.  I wouldn't go if you paid me; 
> however, 
> I am really disturbed by one of the rules.  No cameras, 
> still or 
> video are allowed.  How can they legally prohibit cameras 
> on public 
> streets?  I've proposed to Charlotte photographers that we 
> boycott 
> Food Lion (the sponsor) and let them know why.
> In a related incident, security guards at the Johnson and Wales 
> campus in downtown Charlotte prohibited a photographer from 
> taking 
> photos of the campus buildings even though she was standing on a 
> public sidewalk.  The APA in Charlotte is arranging a 
> protest with 
> crowds of photographers coming to photograph Johnson and Wales 
> (after 
> contacting television and newspapers)
> All of this eroding of our rights has got to stop!!
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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