There were some instances where for the first time, our rights were respected as media reps and we even had some big guys making sure we had good positions in a restricted area to get important photos. A very slight improvement, but an improvement nonetheless. Maybe I’m glass-half-fulling here, but I did feel a slight shift.
Credentialed freelance photographer Andrew Kelly noting a slight uptick in respect from the NYPD following the department stepping up its media training following the #OWS mistreatment of journalists.