CLASSMATE BRIAN ROMANELLI was enjoying the day when a guy started flashing his goodies at students.
Naturally, Brian started taking pictures.
When campus security came along and escorted the flasher off the fence along Broad Street, near J&H, Brian continued shooting. Until an officer told Brian that he had to stop.
Brian said, "I’m pretty sure I’m allowed to take pictures.”
The officer allegedly responded, "Not when the police tell you you can’t."
Then they cited him. The University Disciplinary Council found Brian guilty of failing to properly identify himself or to comply with the instructions or directions of a person acting in duly authorized university capacity. He was sentenced to a semester of disciplinary probation and 20 hours of community service.
By the way, the pictures? He was shooting for a class, Photography for Filmmakers.
Who is at fault here? Was he allowed to take pictures? Or should he have left the scene after police told him to go away?
UPDATE: read Brian's op/ed piece in this week's Temple News here.
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