From:   Natalie Hernandez <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 02, 2011 11:13:55 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] lost items budget


I think that's a great idea. My camera went missing a couple days ago

from OWS and its hard for me to find a way to be involved now. I think

we should brainstorm on a way to fundraise for back up gear, plus it

would give me something to do. It seems like cameras and gear going

missing is becoming quite common and it's really making me nervous.

What does everyone think about this?



On Nov 2, 2011, at 4:15 PM, Peter Harris wrote:


> Hi All,


> I'm not sure how to approach my particular situation and so ask

> "YOU" to

> advise...


> I was arrested last week and my camera gear was confiscated by the

> police,

> sent to "intelligence" to be analyzed. I have a court date in Dec

> and the

> arresting office assumes I'll get my gear back at this time. I have

> spoken

> with a lawyer and they have seen cases similar to mine where

> "evidence"

> doesn't get returned for years. As a professional photographer

> neither of

> these situations is ideal and only affects my productivity and

> livelihood. I

> am without insurance.


> To make matters worse I was having my girlfriend get my backup gear

> together, in Boston, and someone broke into the car and stole it

> all, just

> hours after she put it into the car. Although I love a good conspiracy

> theory please let's not go there, I'm paranoid enough already these

> days.

> ;o)


> As a member of the photographers working group, sub-group of media,

> one

> thought is to submit a budget for "back-up" gear for our group so

> that in

> the event that a photographers gear is stolen or in need of repairs

> then we

> would have gear available until their specific situation is resolved.


> I'm open to any ideas and have even thought of doing some

> fundraising on my

> own behalf but this too is uncharted territory for me and could use

> some

> help.


> All the best,

> Peter