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Don't videotape at the mall if you're a terrorist.

10 Dec , 2007,
Chip Street
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Shooting some b-roll at the mall tonight (people shopping, sale signs, etc) for Programming The Nation and was asked by security what I was shooting. I said “my wife” (she was sitting nearby, and at that moment I was shooting her) and he said “okay, just don’t shoot around the building.” I said I would be sure I didn’t get anybody’s face in any shots (I wasn’t) but he said that wasn’t his concern… just that I don’t video the structure and design of the building itself… because of terrorism. I assume it’s because the tape could be used to figure out structural weaknesses.

Anyway, I found it interesting that he simply believed me and moved on… didn’t ask me to stop. How easy we apparently make it for terrorists.

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