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Originally posted by caballero
reply to post by TooManyHumans
This is a perfect example, you cant film government buildings you wouldnt be able to walk up and film a military base would you? The federal reserve is where a great deal of the nations money comes from.
[edit on 12-2-2009 by caballero]
Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
As many pointed out previously, the Federal Reserve is not a government entity. Nevertheless, it's pretty obvious that the officer in question seems to believe she is working for a government branch. (or that a government branch is contracting her company)
Does anyone know if the building in question is federally owned?
Is it a government building as the police in the video claimed?
EDIT: I just thought the building itself probably has security cameras pointing at that very same sidewalk... ironic don't you think?
[edit on 13/2/09 by ConspiracyNut23]
[1,2] There are no sharp criteria for determining whether an entity is a federal agency within the meaning of the Act, but the critical factor is the existence of federal government control over the "detailed physical performance" and "day to day operation" of that entity. . . . Other factors courts have considered include whether the entity is an independent corporation . . ., whether the government is involved in the entity's finances. . . ., and whether the mission of the entity furthers the policy of the United States, . . . Examining the organization and function of the Federal Reserve Banks, and applying the relevant factors, we conclude that the Reserve Banks are not federal instrumentalities for purpose of the FTCA, but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations.
Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region. The stockholding commercial banks elect two thirds of each Bank's nine member board of directors. The remaining three directors are appointed by the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board regulates the Reserve Banks, but direct supervision and control of each Bank is exercised by its board of directors. 12 U.S.C. Sect. 301. The directors enact by-laws regulating the manner of conducting general Bank business, 12 U.S.C. Sect. 341, and appoint officers to implement and supervise daily Bank activities. These activites include collecting and clearing checks, making advances to private and commercial entities, holding reserves for member banks, discounting the notes of member banks, and buying and selling securities on the open market. See 12 U.S.C. Sub-Sect. 341-361.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
This is starting to be everyday news in the field of photography. There is no law that says you cant film a federal building from a public sidewalk. Harrasment of photographers has been going on forever, but since 911 it's gone to hell. Rent-a-cops rarely know what the law actually says, they will just play the terrorist/911 card and claim that it's illegal.
Originally posted by rangersdad
All banks are on "federal" property, that is why the FBI responds to all bank robberies, so if this guard doesnt realize that then somebody better get a hold of her company and have them give her a refresher course.
Originally posted by phushion
Looks to me that someone needs to go down there with a still and video camera, a book of law, any changes made in print, and a the statement that the fed operates as a private entity in the interest of the public, and also that the building is fed property and not gov property.
Then let the cops/secret police challenge you on that, just keep the camera rolling, if everyone queued up on the other sidewalk with their cameras rolling, and took it in turns to challendge them, the cops couldnt uneducatedly BS their way into preventing you from doing it especially if youve got the laws and legislation with you.
They'd probably start picking you off from the roof tho n blame it on the car boot sniper.
Originally posted by Xwino
The guard is just that, an employee of the bank with no powers of arrest.