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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
At crime scenes, the police are in charge.
They can and do tell journalists and the public where to stand so as not to interfere with an ongoing investigation.
Problems arise, though, when the police literally try to call the shots, telling photographers what they can and cannot shoot.
As a former police reporter, I know that this is not a new issue. Oddly enough, most clashes occurred over matters of taste.
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