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DOT re photography

This is a letter sent today to the Department of Transportation by Art Spitzer of the Capital Area ACLU. It is in response to ongoing harassment photographers have faced around the DOT headquarters building in Southeast DC, and the insistence by the headquarters' police force that it is illegal to photograph a federal building.


Here's a related photo, and here's the discussion at DC Photo Rights, where you'll find examples of more incidents and a full account of the DOT policy.


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Taken on May 27, 2009