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July 14, 2008

TENNESSEE MAN ARRESTED FOR PHOTOGRAPHING A COP:

"Here's a guy who takes me out of the car and arrests me in front of my kids. For what? To take a picture of a police officer?" said Scott Conover.

A Johnson County sheriff's deputy arrested Scott Conover for unlawful photography.

"He says you took a picture of me. It's illegal to take a picture of a law enforcement officer," said Conover.

The News Sentinel's Michael Silence comments:

"Unlawful photography" in a public place? I don't think so. Memo to cop: Get a good civil attorney. Memo to the town of Mountain City: Are your liability premiums paid up?

This is disgraceful, but it seems to be increasingly common. Examples need to be made.

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