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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: smurfy
Are you refering to this in Magnum's post?
The part where the lieutenant said your up here for other reasons got me.
Could be that he was suggesting the news crew was there to catch some big-name celebrity on camera. I don't know. That statement could mean many different things.
In addition to Amsterdam, the movie has also been shot at the former Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton.
Chase said filming at the correctional facility helped prepare him to play an ex-convict. Chase, who plays a deputy sheriff on the show "Longmire," said he does not normally portray disturbed characters.
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: MrSpad
There job is to observe and report, to block the entrance then yield when other cars comes tells you they had no real authority. Again impersonating a police officer is a felony and they have the whole thing on tape.
This is not normal and they need to get a film crew up to that prison and film whats really going on there. You could tell the Real cop was questioning why he needed to take there film, apparently they had no legal reason to take there film.
originally posted by: TarzanBeta
So this is what it looks like to see the community of Above Top Secret respond to something close to you.
I live in Saratoga Springs, NY. Actually, I reside in Ballston Spa, but Saratoga is where all the work and play is. Wilton is directly adjacent to Saratoga Springs and is the main commercial area of Saratoga. People who are in Wilton tell everyone they live in Saratoga. Might as well, because we're all centered here.
It's nice to be able to get a baseline for how people respond to things like this. It's also interesting to be able to actually say that you're all a little nutty.
However, the reporter in charge of this particular investigation has been working with News Channel 13 for many years and has been to the prison before. Actually, the very same reporter reported on the building of the very same prison at its very inception.
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
It is illegal to film in and around prisons. That has been a long-standing law, because that is how escape attempts get planned. Now this place was just recently closed, but what are the plans for it? Will it will be reopened? Apparently it earned itself the nickname "Camp Walk Away" from the high number of breakouts. Guess that might be why the CO's are still edgy, even after it was just closed.
Who knows maybe they turned it into a blackops rendition site.
When you are on private property, the property owner may set rules about the taking of photographs. If you disobey the property owner's rules, they can order you off their property (and have you arrested for trespassing if you do not comply).
It's clear you really have no clue what you're talking about so I'll move on.
originally posted by: TarzanBeta
a reply to: Bilk22
Technologically, the filming of the prison can be done from any place. Did you see the officer fighting off satellites?
Legally, the news crew is not allowed. Lawfully, I might agree with you. However, just because something is lawful, it does not mean that it is the proper thing to do at a particular moment in time. There are crazy people out there who can't wait to get their hands on celebrities. There are also crazy people out there who want an opportunity to kill certain people. There are also crazy people out there who just want to find a way to dance in front of any camera available. And crazy people do much worse things than these. However, legally the news crew was supposed to obtain permission from the Department of Corrections in order to be able to film any aspect of that prison. The reason should be clear for the technologically and the legally informed: It is entirely possible that News Channel 13's van was stolen. It is entirely possible that the crew are not the people, in reality, that they claim to represent. It should also be noted that the film crew inside the prison, regardless of what kind of film crew you think they were, had a right to the footage they were shooting/enacting/re-enacting.
I warn you now, and may you learn for future reference: Not everything that people do could, neither should those things be, construed as "conspiracy"; particularly in the sense of the term which is used here most regularly at ATS.