I’ve always had an idea that London was, well, a bit fascist. Cameras everywhere, cops everywhere, checkpoints—or did I just watch V for Vendetta a few too many times? Or maybe it was reading about kettling. Who knows.
Regardless, I recently saw this video. If it’s too long for you, skip through it a bit—you’ll get the gist.
And I thought, pssh, London.
And then I saw this. After a recent incident, the Long Beach chief of police confirmed it is their policy to detain photographers taking photos with ‘no apparent aesthetic value’. Which, of course, the police are well-trained and able to determine. Oh wait.
And then I cried.