Concordia University student Brendan Colin Jones, 25, was sitting in a park when he took a picture of police confronting youths in a park. One of the officers then allegedly confronted him about the pictures and gave him a $628 ticket for sitting on park ledge.
Citizens routinely sit on these ledges and the interest in Jones appears to be his camera rather than his perch. He was cited for “using urban equipment for uses other than those intended.”
Jones is an economics and history student who is already $30,000 in debt and cannot afford the ticket.
What is really interesting is that the granite surfaces at Émilie Gamelin Park were designed to be used as places to sit.
England recently cracked down on people photographing police with a new law and will even cite you for a picture of a fish and chips shop, here..
For the full story, click here.