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Charges Dismissed Against Man Arrested After Taking Photo of FBI Headquarters

camera policeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

It took just moments to dismiss a misdemeanor charge against a man who was arrested after he was spotted filming the exterior of the Richmond-area FBI headquarters, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

After public outcry over the arrest of 27-year-old Kyle David Hammond, the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David Giroux requested that the charges be dropped. Minutes into the hearing Monday, a Henrico County judge dismissed the case.

In contrast to the debate surrounding his arrest, no public discussion took place in the court.

Obsessed Former TSA Agent Gets 6 Months in Jail for Hidden Videos, Pictures

Daniel Boykin

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former Nashville TSA agent said he became so obsessed with a woman that he took hidden videos of her in an airport bathroom and broke into her house five times.

Daniel Boykin, 33, was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday, and Judge Randall Wyatt advised the former agent to continue to get counseling after he is released from six months of jail, The Tennessean reports.

Included in the sentence were more than 5 years of probation and GPS monitoring.

Prosecutors said Boykin had amassed 92 videos of the victim, including 29 that were captured from a bathroom stall at Nashville International Airport.

“This was one of the worst cases I have seen in terms of invading somebody’s privacy in their most intimate moments and the most secure place, her home,” former Metro Police Detective Andrew Vallee told The Tennessean on Thursday.

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Toledo Blade Complains to FBI About Treatment of Reporter, Photogpraher

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two Toledo Blade journalists who were detained and whose cameras were confiscated by military security have filed complaints with the FBI, saying their First Amendment rights were violated by the Department of Army Police.

The Blade reports that reporter Tyrel Linkhorn and photographer Jetta Fraser shared their experience with the FBI on Tuesday afternoon.

“I don’t want this to be about me or The Blade necessarily,” Mr. Linkhorn said. “I just want to make sure that laws are followed properly and that people have the freedom that they should have.”

The incident happened Friday when Linkhorn and Fraser approached a driveway entrance of General Dynamics Lima tank plant. Although they had media credentials, they were placed in handcuffs, and Fraser’s camera was taken, according to the Blade.

“The Army does not have the right in this country to detain journalists, handcuff them, seize their cameras, and destroy our work product on the whim of an overzealous military police officer,” Dave Murray, managing editor of the newspaper, said. “The photos Ms. Fraser took were taken outside the secure perimeter of the tank plant and were photos that anyone with a cell phone could take as they drive by.”