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Many photographers also sued the city/state for being arrested for photography, and won significant amounts of money.

http://www.pixiq.com/article/californian-journalist-wins-162...

http://www.pixiq.com/article/ny-photographer-wins-30000-in-w...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10...




Yes, after their name has been dragged through the mud for being "that creepy photographer who got arrested by the cops".

Unless your intent is to become a civil rights test case, avoiding police confrontation as a photographer is almost always the best move.

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If I got paid $100,000 for every unlawful arrest, I wouldn't give a crap about what some random newspaper wrote.

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