Here we go again, taking photographs is apparently a crime. As time has passed, our "elevated security measures" have some of the edges worn off, but this is still an issue in the eyes of authority.
Carlos Miller is known for his statements against abusing photographers, and he once again got into trouble on January 20th. Miller was on the boarding platform at the Miami Metro Rail, taking photographs of the surroundings, including the Courthouse. Security came and asked Miller to stop photographing. Miller argued, and he got arrested.
From what I can see from the video Miller was not using a DSLR or any professional-grade equipment.
While I think that it is in the benefit of all of us that someone like Miller raises attention to these issues, I would never recommend doing something like this. Your safest position is, if any kind of officer asks you to leave or put away the camera because of some bogus law, respond that you know the law and that what you are doing is not illegal. If the officer does not back off, comply and return later.
What do you think? I am conducting a poll at http://www.facebook.com/questions/523497797682187/