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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   When reporting on a forest fire, DO NOT wear protective gear, helmet, or goggles. That's "impersonating a firefighter" and you will be dealt with in a police-like manner   (rgj.com) divider line 23
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2012-06-19 09:06:55 PM
3 votes:
So, in the same vein, we should arrest those who wear a blue uniform and a badge and charge them with impersonating someone who swore to protect and serve the public.
2012-06-19 09:30:43 PM
2 votes:
"Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Armando Avina said the deputies used their discretion and did not arrest Dunn. He said because reports in the case have not been completed, he could not comment on the incident."

If they didn't arrest him for anything, wouldn't that make it assault?
2012-06-19 09:23:54 PM
2 votes:
I hope the guy wins a ton of cash from the idiot police department that would hire thugs like that.
2012-06-19 09:16:53 PM
2 votes:

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


Bullshiat. farking cops these days overstep their powers on a regular basis just to be dicks.
2012-06-20 02:43:18 AM
1 votes:

Larmer: I quite literally just got in an hour ago from working on a decently sized forest fire just outside of my town.


Thank you for your service. I'm not Canadian but I hope they appreciate you up there.
2012-06-20 02:39:18 AM
1 votes:
I quite literally just got in an hour ago from working on a decently sized forest fire just outside of my town. There are a number of property owners who haven`t left a section that`s danger close to the fire, and downwind, so we stopped in at most of those places while laying out structural protection. Rather than slapping our dicks around showing authority, we helped them augment the protection they may have had in place, set it up if there was none, and generally just acted like human beings.

Totally different attitude where I live I guess, we`re on the edge of nowhere, and nobody`s going to stop someone from trying to protect their property; providing they have a safe escape plan by water. We had a few people who were just out taking pictures, but meh, let em.

Typically for structural stuff, we`ll set up a decent sized fire line, and RCMP enforces it against any idiots that get in the way. You pretty much have to be interfering or about to get yourself killed to draw our attention though. Like someone said above, most of the time people tend to avoid running into burning buildings.

/Out again tomorrow morning
//probably won't fark with any journalists
///hope the wind shifts....
2012-06-19 11:08:52 PM
1 votes:
Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Armando Avina said the deputies used their discretion and did not arrest Dunn.

"We roughed him up at our discretion. Move along, citizen, or we'll exercise our discretion on you."
2012-06-19 10:29:14 PM
1 votes:
See you can buy into all the cop hate or love.......but really....the peeps you need to jack up are the judges. Why the f...k they let lawyers, cops, etc. get away with shiat and just oh....our bad...bullsh.t These self entitled smug egocentric piles of steaming feces need to actually do the "right" thing and deal with these as.holes. Alas, they do not, they sleep with their fellow court peeps, are bought and sold by corporate interests and generally are miserable effin human beings. So....take out the judges first....watch the cops, dick prosecutorial lawyers etc. fall back in line mumbling their yes sirs, and no sirs........seriously ...yes cops are generally effed up but the judges are the ones that could stop this....they won't, they do not care and do not have to.
2012-06-19 10:15:57 PM
1 votes:

FF Mac: From the firefighter side, what about the colossal stupidity behind the statement about how photographers can't be ordered around an emergency scene, only advised?

Really?

I'm sure the newspaper's bottom feeding lawyer would be the first at the money trough if said photographer was injured as a result of getting too close to the fire. Hey, I'm all about letting Darwin separate the sheep, but at what point can we tell the press to get the fark out of the way then?

Let him burn, or get run over by a fire truck, and use him as a cautionary tale. But if you let every jackass with a fancy camera within the operations area of a wildfire, it's going to look likes squadron of Japanese tourist busses unloaded on the mountain.


Right. This. I mean, just LOOK at all the lawsuits that follow when reporters are killed in war zones.
Here, I'll count 'em... One-- no wait, that's just an expression of sorrow at the loss of a dedicated colleague... Um... I'll get back to you.
2012-06-19 09:41:40 PM
1 votes:

clyph: html fail


^ this.

Shots like that come around once in a lifetime. And you don't get them by sitting on the sidelines or by going home when shiat is still happening.


That must be photoshopped. I don't see the police beating down the wildlife.
2012-06-19 09:40:03 PM
1 votes:
I hope they caught on fire.
2012-06-19 09:35:14 PM
1 votes:

buster_v: Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


As many as you farking need to get something incredible.

Photojournalism is all about being in the right place at the right time. Often "the right place" is someplace the authorities would rather you weren't, and "the right time" is when dangerous shiat is going down.



Do you think the photographer who got that just showed up, snapped a few shots, and called it a day?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-19 09:32:27 PM
1 votes:
Like the guy in North Carolina who submitted a request for a new traffic signal and was charged with impersonating an engineer because the request said why a traffic signal was justified. He got off on a technicality -- the "engineering" part of the request was unsigned and he refused to confess to writing it.
2012-06-19 09:30:31 PM
1 votes:
How dare he open his mouth and question the orders of his superiors.

Having his face ground in the gravel was too good for him.

farking Cops.
2012-06-19 09:30:16 PM
1 votes:
Sounds like a clear-cut case of assault and battery at the very least.
2012-06-19 09:22:01 PM
1 votes:

dobro: buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


Dude, he's a photographer taking action shots as his primary (and probably only) source of income.
2012-06-19 09:19:23 PM
1 votes:
Uh, guys? There's a link at the bottom of the story to pics of a University of Nevada Undie Run. Why are we talking about protective gear?
2012-06-19 09:15:41 PM
1 votes:

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


So, that means knocking a 60 year old credentialed journalist to the ground and grinding him face in the gravel is an acceptable form of behavior in your book? How long since you retired from the Stasi, comrade?

/see did not Godwin!
2012-06-19 09:15:02 PM
1 votes:
Maybe all that heat made them think they have more than room temperature IQs. Pathetic schoolyard bullies.
2012-06-19 09:10:21 PM
1 votes:

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


Just like those officers on that bridge in LA. It was a damn hurricane. They were probably looters anyway.
2012-06-19 09:07:44 PM
1 votes:
He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?
2012-06-19 09:01:56 PM
1 votes:
Ground floor on some good old fashioned Fark cop hate.
2012-06-19 09:00:26 PM
1 votes:

fredklein: Um...

"Dunn said the deputies accused him of trying to impersonate a firefighter because he was wearing yellow, protective fire gear, a helmet, and goggles. Annual media training recommends wearing these clothes while covering wildfires."


No excuse, citizen. OBEY!
 
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