Via the website Photography is Not a Crime (PINAC), which documents law enforcement abuses related to taking pictures and videos, comes the story of Raymond Michael Rodden, a 33-year-old man who made the bad decision to photograph some public buildings late at night last week.
Last Thursday at 3 a.m., Rodden was unable to sleep and drove to downtown Phoenix in his boss’ car (he was staying with the guy and had permission) and snapped some shots of government buildings. Then, he told PINAC,
He noticed he was being followed by a Phoenix police patrol car. Before he knew it, he was being followed by an additional two marked cars as well as an unmarked car, not to mention a cop on foot.”
” “They wanted to know if I belonged to any extremist groups like the national socialist movement or sovereign citizens. They wanted to know what kind of books I checked out of the library.”
Darren Emfinger, the Phoenix police detective and joint task force member who has been featured in the The First 48 television show and who is refusing to return his items, can be reached at (623) 466-1398 or on his cell phone, (602) 377-9108.
The Arizona ACLU, whom he hopes will help him in this case, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.650.1854.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton can be reached at email@example.com or 602-262-7111.”
Fifty four year-old Mary Walker from McAllen, Texas has been a member of the NRA for ten years. She owns 1 gun, a 9mm Glock and works as a teacher.
” Photographer Justin Sullivan attended the National Rifle Association Convention in Houston, Texas and took this set of portraits of NRA members. Each photograph has beneath it a short caption saying where they are from, what they do and how many guns they own. “
God bless the Brits.
Fort de Saint John the Baptist Berlenga Island, Portugal!
This friendly couple of Vikings fans were taking in a game against the rival Packers when they took this happy selfie of themselves in the Green Bay stands.
Well, either the Vikes were winning or that Packer supporter flipping the finger fan has some serious rage issues. Or perhaps it was a healthy combination of the two. “
” Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has got a smile that the camera just loves, so is it any wonder he wants to show it off whenever possible?
Even if he’s not exactly the focus of the shot. Newton had a bit of a sophomore slump in 2012, but at least he ended the season on a high note.
Newton got a little unexpected face time on Panthers Gameday when he popped up in the middle of an interview in early January 2013.”
” Climate change and global warming may cause sea levels to rise and flood coastal cities across the world. Over the past century, the Global Mean Sea Level has risen by 4 to 8 inches. And according to estimates by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (PDF), it will keep rising between 8 inches and 6.6 feet by 2100.
How will the world look if that happens? In November of 2012, The New York Times published interactive maps displaying the effects of the sea level rising, in a series titled “What Could Disappear?” The maps show how much land the sea will claim in the future, if it rises by 5, 12, and 25 feet.
Nickolay Lamm, a 24-year-old researcher and artist saw the interactive maps and wondered: “What would this actually look like in real life?” Lamm told Mashable in an email interview that “the only imagery I had of sea level rise came from Hollywood.” So he decided to put his skills to work.”
” A big chunk of the history of photography is represented, although haphazardly, by the 82 dealers making up this year’s Association of International Photography Art Dealers Show. At Hans P. Kraus Jr.’s booth, you can see the earliest photographic image of a whole human being: a paper negative and its positive print picturing a footman holding open a carriage door, made in 1840 by William Henry Fox Talbot. Kraus also has a pair of large photogravures of the Moon’s surface, shot from the Paris Observatory in 1895 by Maurice Loewy and Pierre Henri Puiseux.”
” Dust lights up the rotors of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as paratroopers with 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment load for an air assault mission near Combat Outpost Ab Band May 23, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. This photo placed second in Pictorial.Picture: Sgt Michael J MacLeod/US Army/MCT Photo”
” The Viceroy Bali is a family owned and operated resort in Ubud consisting of 25 luxuriously appointed private pool villas, majestically situated in Bali’s “Valley of the Kings”.
The resort is also well known by sophisticated international travelers as one of the world’s secret tropical hideaways and respected by its many repeat guests as a destination that places emphasis on the best of privacy and comfort.”
Homeless people rest on a public sidewalk in Skid Row on Feb. 28, 2013.
A Majestic Tulip Farm in Netherlands.