New Jersey police have apparently taken on a Soprano-like attitude towards photographers.
Today’s article is about a photographer from the Herald News, a paper based out of Passaic County, who was arrested after taking pictures of a house fire.
Yesterday’s article is about a photographer and editor from the Brazilian Voice who were arrested in Newark after refusing to give police photos of a dead person.
Today’s article states that Leslie Barbaro was charged with “obstructing a governmental function when she allegedly crossed yellow caution tape.”
The article also states that Barbaro took a photo that shows Paterson Police officer Eddie Pichardo blocking her as two pedestrians walk behind him.
However, the Herald News did not include that photo in their online story.
Perhaps police made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.