On October 31, 2009 while on my way home from the Hollywood and Highland area, I was unlawfully detained for 25 minutes by LASD Officers Richard Gylfie #2955 and Bayes #456 for taking two photographs of the turnstiles located at the Hollywood and Western Metro Station -- an act that is completely legal and occurred in public space. --discarted
Sheriff: Why are you taking pictures?
Photographer: Because I want to.
Apparently that answer isn't good enough for the LA sheriffs. I respect that the sheriffs have a tough job but they do not have the right to harass people who are not doing anything illegal. Tell everyone you know. This is important.
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