Jonas Lara was "documenting" two graffiti artist "at work". The cops show up and everyone takes off running except the photographer because all he was doing was taking pictures and that's not a crime right? Wrong. The police arrest him and ultimately he gets charged with "aiding and abetting".
Warprints, the photographer had been following the graffiti artist for a very long time.
Where is the PROOF that the photographer set this up, If the photographer is documenting grafiti artists, then he would know where they hang out, approach them with a will to photographing them and then photograph them. That's not illegal. Even if he was covertly taking photos.
So what they are saying is that, if the police follow a suspect and photograph him committing a crime (documenting his actions for evidence at a later date) they must be aiding and abetting them. Same argument. The police knew that the people they were following were going to commit the crime and by following them, being there and photographing the crime taking place, they must be guilty of aiding and abetting.
Don't the police call this surveillance?
And I though we have problems over here with the Anti terrorist Laws.