Oakland sheriffs detain people for carrying cameras

Boing Boing pal Thomas Hawk sez, "Tonight, Flickr pals Aqui-Ali, Ropeboy, Rajit and I decided to night shoot Oakland's Warehouse District. As you know photography is a passion of mine. No sooner had we started than we were stopped by Sheriffs, required to give them our IDs and subject ourselves to background searches and then detained for about 20 minutes. Our crime? Carrying a camera."

Previous Thomas Hawk run-ins with the anti-camera Man in the Bay Area: No taking pix of San Fran building from the sidewalk?. Link (Thanks, Thomas!)