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No, I'm not a terrorist | by Luke Sharrett
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No, I'm not a terrorist

I was waiting for my train, and I got sent to the Amtrak Police for taking pictures on the platform. The Amtrak Police were kinder than I expected and they sent me to passenger services. The lady at passenger services couldn't have been more rude, and she sent me back to the Amtrak police, where I learned that there is a rule (an unwritten homeland security rule) that prohibits any photography in the station. I mentioned my rights under the first amendment, but they didn't have much to say to that...Long story short I decided to abide by the "unwritten rule" and not cause any more trouble.

 

I wonder though, if I had kept taking pictures, what they would have charged me with? After all, the rule prohibiting photography is unwritten, if it IS a rule....

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Taken on March 12, 2007