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Times Defends Subway Photog Vs. Bogus Arrest

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It’s nice to see the New York Times sticking up for civil liberties. Today they cover the case of Robert Taylor, who last Thursday took pictures on the Freeman Avenue 2 train stop and was arrested. A cop told him he couldn’t take pictures, Taylor said he could, the cop called a sergeant, Taylor insisted on his rights and, as you might expect, he was cuffed and taken in, with the police “citing 9/11.” Those magic words probably won’t save the city from a successful lawsuit, says the Times, citing a previous bogus photography arrest and suggesting that Taylor “might end up with more than a nice dinner or two — at taxpayer expense.” The story has already gotten a ton of play on blogs, and now that the Times has weighed in, maybe the word will flow to 1PP and Bloomberg to back off. Photo (cc) Naixn.

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