After more than three years of blogging about photographers getting harassed for taking photos, it is refreshing to see the mainstream media finally taking notice that we have a serious issue in this country regarding fundamental rights.

A month after writing about the Anthony Graber incident, Washington Post reporter Annys Shin reported on the Jerome Vorus incident.

And now she is seeking other photographers in the DC area who have had similar run-ins.

This could lead to a much broader story in one of the most influential and respected newspapers in the country which just happens to be read daily by the people running this country.

It was only last week that Radley Balko and I were featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss the epidemic of police using wiretapping laws to arrest people videotaping them.

And tomorrow, barring breaking news, USA Today is scheduled to publish an editorial denouncing these arrests.