Officials, neighbors talk about 2 previous Heaven Fest events
Event could bring 30,000 people to Longmont
By Rachel Carter
© 2010 Longmont Times-Call
BRIGHTON — John Jukkola is happy Heaven Fest won’t be in his back yard this summer.
And he doesn’t want to see the Christian music festival return.
“I’m glad they’re gone, and I hope they don’t come back, but Longmont needs to know what they’re in for,” Jukkola said Tuesday afternoon in his shop on his 60-acre property on Weld County Road 4, about a mile north of the field where Heaven Fest was held the past two years.
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One of the anonymously insane commenters at the TC blurted this out:
mfrede, sorry that you don’t get it. We have to rescue progress from the so-called progressives. We need a liberal, not a libertarian, social order with deeper values than material advances. Your idea all pre-existing traditions or values are by definition just so much unprogressive baggage is as philistine as it is laughable. Pseudo progressives pose danger of fanaticism, authoritarianism, abuse of power, exploitation or abuse of the old and the young, corruption, rigged elections and harm to minorities. In our confused discourse, some people who embody these very threats have disguised themselves as liberals. Their deep intolerance and intimidatory techniques in pursuit of license and power must be resisted in the interests of preserving a decent, fair and free society. That is why I am a progressive.
Wrangler, Longmont, 1/15/2010 12:21 AM
This is so twisted up logically it hurts to read.
The person behind this pseudonym should really seek psychiatric help immediately… obvious loss of connection to reality.
I mean, this person is so spooky they should be required to wear a yellow shirt with thick black diagonal stripes at all types to indicate ‘hazard’.
Anyone this mentally disrupted shouldn’t be allowed to drive.
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A few educational notes about public photography
The following is from Petapixel and is the text of a reference on photographers rights. If you’d like to submit a photo to Free Range Longmont, please be sure these rules have been observed:
- You can make a photograph of anything and anyone on any public property, except where a specific law prohibits it. i.e. streets, sidewalks, town squares, parks, government buildings open to the public, and public libraries.
- You may shoot on private property if it is open to the public, but you are obligated to stop if the owner requests it. i.e. malls, retail stores, restaurants, banks, and office building lobbies.
- Private property owners can prevent photography ON their property, but not photography OF their property from a public location.
- Anyone can be photographed without consent when they are in a public place unless there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. i.e. private homes, restrooms, dressing rooms, medical facilities, and phone booths.
- Despite common misconceptions, the following subjects are almost always permissible:
- accidents, fire scenes, criminal activities
- children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
- bridges, infrastructure, transportation facilities
- residential, commercial, and industrial buildings
- Security is rarely an acceptable reason for restricting photography. Photographing from a public place cannot infringe on trade secrets, nor is it terrorist activity.
- Private parties cannot detain you against your will unless a serious crime was committed in their presence. Those that do so may be subject to criminal and civil charges.
- It is a crime for someone to threaten injury, detention, confiscation, or arrest because you are making photographs.
- You are not obligated to provide your identity or reason for photographing unless questioned by a law enforcement officer and state law requires it.
- Private parties have no right to confiscate your equipment without a court order. Even law enforcement officers must obtain one unless making an arrest. No one can force you to delete photos you have made.
These are general guidelines regarding the right to make photos and should not be interpreted as legal advice. If you need legal help, please contact a lawyer.
Here’s a few more good references on photographer’s rights:
The Photographer’s Right by Bert P. Krages II, attorney at law. PDF Pocket Ref.
Photography & the First Amendment
Know Your Rights: Photographers
Video from Longmont City Council Open Forum January 12th, 2010. Listen to our new mayor’s remarks to a citizen asking for reconsideration of the solar tax credit.