Photographing police could land you in prison for ten years under new UK law. http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=836646 By Carlos Miller In case the War on Photography hasn’t sent a chill down your spine yet, this one should do it. Beginning February 16th, a new law will go into effect in the United Kingdom which would make it illegal to photograph “members of armed forces, a member of the intelligence services, or a police officer,” according to the British Journal of Photography. How is that for a dose of post-Valentine’s Day reality? The new set of rules, under section 76 of the 2008 (Counter-Terrorism) Act and section 58A of the 2000 Act, will target anyone who ‘elicits or attempts to elicit information about [members of armed forces] … which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’. A person found guilty of this offence could be liable to imprisonment for up to 10 years, and to a fine.