News photographer shot by cop

PetaPixel:

An Ohio newspaper photojournalist was shot by a police officer last night after the cop mistook the camera and tripod the photographer was holding for a rifle.

Wait—that tripod isn’t loaded, is it?

 

I wouldn’t exactly call this a part of the never-ending war on photography, but I do think that this shows that ANYTHING—literally fucking anything—can be “mistaken” by the police for a “weapon.”

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