Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Sharp’

If Photography Is Not a Crime, When Will Police Get the Message?

Posted by on Thursday April 24, 2014 | Photojournalism

In February, just as the City of Baltimore was hammering out a legal settlement to end police interference with photographers, Baltimore police forcibly removed a Baltimore Sun photo editor from the scene of a shooting on a public street. That action underscored a seemingly intractable problem: getting the message to rank-and-file police officers that people... More

Baltimore To Pay $250K for Videos Deleted by Police: A Vindication of Photographers’ Rights

Posted by on Thursday April 17, 2014 | Photojournalism

The City of Baltimore and its police department have agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a claim of unlawful seizure and destruction of cell phone videos that belonged to a citizen who allegedly recorded police arresting and beating another person. Police have admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed as part of the settlement to issue a... More

Photog Abused Drugs and Has Bitter ex-Mother In Law? So What. Photography Still Isn’t a Crime

Posted by on Wednesday April 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

A federal court has smacked down attempts by the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) to harass and intimidate a photographer who is suing the department. The photographer is suing over civil rights violations, because police stopped him for photographing a public arrest. Christopher Sharp won a protective order in US District Court in Maryland last... More