Taking photos of clouds earns Texas man a visit from the FBI (Reuters)

October 8, 2012

An FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agent questioned a photographer for taking pictures of storm clouds near a refinery in response to a suspicious activity report (SAR).  SAR programs encourage reporting on First Amendment protected activities like photography, threatening Americans’ rights.



Learn more about Suspicious Activity Reporting Programs here: https://www.aclu.org/spy-files/more-about-suspicious-activity-reporting

Learn more about photographers’ rights here: https://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers

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