Monday, February 18, 2008

How I got busted at the courthouse!

I seem to be the only person on the planet who did not know that cell phones with cameras are prohibited inside a courthouse. There are no signs. I put it in the tray and all hell broke loose when I emerged from the other side of the metal detector.

Exactly what are they afraid you'll take pictures of?

All criminal trials are held in courtrooms at the 'Justice Center' blocks away.

A lawyer came to my rescue, it seems they can have cell phone with cameras inside the courthouse.

Can you even buy a cell phone without a camera?


Amy in StL said...

Maybe this is their way of prohibiting cellphones in the courts? I don't know anyone who doesn't have a camera on thiers.

Jim said...

Amy -- or, here's an idea, put up a sign outside of the courthouse, maybe even in the parking lot which is a quarter mile away -- and, you're correct, cell phones in Third-World countries have cameras!