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View Diary: It took under 24 hours in the NYC area for the police to violate my rights (147 comments)

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  •  Proves Nothing. Nada. Here's why. (0+ / 0-)

    1.  Google drives without stopping to take pictures or video, so we don't know (a) when this was done, (b) how this was done, or (c) if the PA even knew about it.   If you've never seen the Google Earth car, take a look.

    2.  We don't know if the Google Earth car got permission from the Port Authority.

    3.  We don't know if the PA stopped the Google Earth car, or if their policy is only deal with people who stop to take pictures, as the diarist did.  Perhaps people who are in cars driving across the bridge take pictures from inside their cars without stopping, and the PA don't generally object.  You don't know and neither do I.

    3.  Here's the most important one.  The fact that you think that there may have been another instance of breaking the rules (and we don't know if it was or wasn't) doesn't mean that it's not a rule.  We can't use "but someone else did it" when we are confronted with our own breaking of the rules.

    The fact that pictures of the bridge are on the Google Earth website does not mean that the stated Port Authority rule is not, in fact, a rule.  I think we need to take the Port Authority at its word when the Port Authority tells the public what the Port Authority's rules are.  

    •  No (0+ / 0-)

      Google is keenly aware of access laws about photography, the exact reason why the tour of the GWB was NOT available before the rule had been lifted.

      You are misinterpreting the information on their site, to boot.

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