Teen Arrested for Photographing Mall Takedown

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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:47 am 
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Yet another example of photographers getting hosed by overzealous law enforcement, nay, security guards... This time it was a 16 year old teenager.

On a sidenote; he was shooting film.

B.C. teen arrested for photographing mall takedown
Lawyer says guards and police have no right to demand people's cameras


"A B.C. teen who aspires to be a journalist says his rights were violated when he was set upon by security guards and then arrested by police after photographing an incident at Metrotown shopping mall in Burnaby, B.C.

Jakub Markiewicz,16, said he was in the mall in September and took a picture of what he thought was a newsworthy event — a man being arrested by security guards.

But Markiewicz said the guards quickly turned on him, demanding he delete the photo, which he couldn’t do because he was shooting on a film camera.

Markiewicz said he turned to leave the mall and then snapped a second shot as RCMP arrived.

He said the security guards held him, attempting to grab his camera, and he was pushed to the ground. He said he then tried to use his body to protect two cameras he carried in his bag.

"They're just yelling and screaming, and just telling me to stop resisting," Markiewicz said..."

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Very annoying and frustrating but that's the kind of treatment you expect from people who can't make it as real policemen yet still feel the need for a similar kind of control and power. Absolutely ridiculous that the actual police seemed to blindly to take the side of the security guards.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:49 pm 
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So taking a picture is "causing a disturbance" which needs to be "defused"?

Pretty sad.


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When cops yell "stop resisting", they are simply covering any action they do. They want passerby's to hear that you "were resisting". It's a law enforcement "trick".


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Have you seen this insanity?! :o

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I hope the kid and his attorneys sue the mall cops and the RCMP for millions and win. That is the only thing that gets the attention of these idiots and their bosses.

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