Finally, common sense prevails over security theatre and knee-jerk paranoia:
Faced with complaints from photographers and tourists alike, the NYPD has issued a department order reminding cops that the right to take pictures in the Big Apple is as American as apple pie.
“Photography and the videotaping of public places, buildings and structures are common activities within New York City . . . and is rarely unlawful,” the NYPD operations order begins. [From the New York Post]
[Click the image above to enlarge and print for yourself to carry around, if you’re so inclined.]
Let’s hope they finally drop the anti-photography here in the UK one of these days.