Weather Photography Is Not A Crime

FBI visits amateur photographer, interested in his cloud pics

Attention amateur photographers: if you fancy going out when dark storm clouds are looming overhead to take photos, make sure you’re not near a former chemical refinery. That is if you don’t want to end up like Texas resident Michael Galindo, who got a visit from the FBI last week over pics he took near Lyondell Refinery above Houston (similar, perhaps, to the file photo above). Apparently, someone on the grounds saw Galindo taking pictures and called police, who were concerned enough to flag the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Galindo says he didn’t recall the incident until the agent mentioned the camera, at which point he remembered and explained he’d just been trying to get a clear line of sight at the cloud cover.


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I went to protests and all I got was this lousy surveillance. Proud parking lot naturalist. My Awards: Time Magazine Person of the Year! 2011 Recipient of the distinguished FBI Out-And-About & Home Visit award FBI Associates Program Nominee 2009-2010 County Parks Taxidermy Squirrel recipient 2009-2010 Don’t Eff With Me and I Won’t Eff With You certificate 2010
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