Have you been trying to think of creative ways to use your skills with a camera for the good of your community? Well look no further! In Jacksonville, FL a vigilante photography group calling themselves, "Photography Is Not a Crime" is doing just that.
The group's target is a local school's bus drivers. The group contends that the school isn't properly maintaining the buses meant to carry students from their homes to the school. This allegation comes after there was an accident involving a school bus in the area last month. While no kids were killed, at least one was seriously injured and several more sustained injuries. The bus drivers, before beginning their route, are required to do several maintenance inspections and record their efforts. One of the members of the group, PINAC, alleges they are not bothering with the inspections. The school board now intends to sue Jeff Gray, the PINAC group member, over his allegations. Their claim is that he used "guerilla tactics" in his pursuit of these records.
Sure, this isn't the glamorous career shooting weddings or models, but it is still photography, right? Well, only technically. While I appreciate the overall sentiment of, "Photograph Is Not a Crime" in that he was only trying to ensure their kids were safe, I can't say I'll be taking up their tactics and actions.
What are your thoughts? Is Jeff Gray a hero or a villian? Will you be leaving the studio this weekend, and heading to the streets in an attempt to catch some crime in action?
via [WJXT New4Jax]