News: Man imprisoned for 24 hours for snapping photos of a balloon

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In the continuing criminalization of photography, MSNBC reports on a man who was imprisoned for 24 hours and had his name and mug shot broadcast on local news reports for..... taking "artistic photographs" of a balloon and a table at a state fair in Texas.

Some may argue that the system worked because the prosecutor threw out the case as soon as he saw the prints from the film. But this doesn't excuse the fact that the poor defendant was in prison for 24 hours and is now known in his community as a potential sex offender (that's the area that the anti-photography statute was written in).

Sigh... that's it.... no more photographs of balloons and tables for me.... don't want to get on the wrong side of the law, would I?

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