Update to: "No Photos, Please: AMERICA, WHEN WILL THIS END? A Guest Comment by Adam Davis" (Part I)
"I saw the sun setting to my right in front of some high voltage power lines which I thought may have made an interesting photograph. I pulled into the parking lot across from the power station, the parking lot of the district 18 police station. There were police officers milling around and I stepped out of my car and took two to three shots of the sun behind the power lines. I got back in my car exited out the south side of the parking lot and took a right on Elm St. I crossed one intersection when I saw flashing lights pull up behind me.
I pulled over and asked him if I had made a moving violation and he said no. He asked me what I had been doing. I told him I had been taking photographs. He asked me of what. I told him of those power lines and the sun behind it. He asked me why." (Full story here)
Adam Davis recently mailed the image:
I am obviously dismayed by the experience, but I think the most important thing to come out of it is a discussion of our rights, our freedoms and how we can best protect them.
The process of filing a complaint has been frustrating. I wish I had more news for you, but as you can imagine the police investigation is slow moving and full of resistance. I have found one sympathetic cop in internal affairs, who unfortunately is not officially involved in the investigation right now, but whom asked me to contact me if the investigation goes nowhere. Hopefully, but doubtfully they’ll do some self-policing and I apologize for the lame pun… At this time I want to give them an opportunity to cleanse themselves before I start a more in-depth legal process…
This story was also discussed several times in the JAPAN TODAY FORUM.