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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by ANNED
Once again...... why?
Your avvy says "Oath Keeper." What have the guards done wrong? The mall is a place of business, they can outlaw pictures, shorts, or mohawks, it doesn't matter, they can choose whatever rules they want. If people don't like it, then don't go there. If enough people don't go there, then the rules will change. If the business is still good, then why do you want to be a trouble-maker and go there to harass the guards?
Sometimes, when people get tased, they actually deserved it.
"My officers attended and gave advice and no further action was taken by the police officers.
Originally posted by BMorris
Sadly, while its perfectly legal to take pictures of anyone and anything in the UK, while on public land, from a legal and technial standpoint, Braehead Center is private property. As such, they can set their own rules (not laws), and if they say "no photography", then no photography is allowed.
While taking pictures isn't a criminal offence, it is a civil offence, as its against the center's rules. They can, therefore, request you leave immediately, and not return.
They cannot (legally) detain you unless they suspect you of a criminal offence, and make a citizens arrest. They cannot "inspect" your camera without permission. If they detained you, then you'd have a case for "false arrest", "false inprisonment", though it'd be a very hard fight, they have more money for better lawyers.
As wrong as it seems, they were perfectly within their rights to say "no photography" within the centers boundary (including external lands). Although I don't believe they were within their rights to detain them.edit on 9/10/2011 by BMorris because: Missing word "they" made my post read like nonsense.
Photography Policy Change
We have listened to the very public debate surrounding our photography policy and as a result, with immediate effect, are changing the policy to allow family and friends to take photos in the mall.
We will publicise this more clearly in the mall and on our website, and will reserve the right to challenge suspicious behaviour for the safety and enjoyment of our shoppers.
We wish to apologise to Mr White for the distress we may have caused to him and his family and we will be in direct contact with him to apologise properly.