华人摄影师遭遇白人男子辱骂及暴力欺凌 Female Photographer assaulted by man at Great Falls Park in Virginia

10月23日下午,维州摄影俱乐部成员、知名华人摄影师Sueann女士,在弗吉尼亚州Great Fall Park观景台拍照时,遭遇一美国白人男子辱骂以及暴力欺凌,相机被砸,身上多处擦伤。

GREAT FALLS, Virginia — On October 23, a Chinese female photographer Sueann was assaulted by a white male when she took photos at Great Fall Park in Virginia. The man verbally insulted her ethnicity, grabbed her camera and dragged her down to the ground. The man then smashed Sueann’s camera onto the ground. Sueann had multiple abrasions and her camera was broken.

据Sueann女士称,23日下午,她与家人一起在Great Fall Park观景台拍摄游人群像。一名美国白人女士认为Sueann女士的照片中拍到了她的家人,要求删除照片。Sueann女士道歉后,在该白人女士面前删除了所拍照片。

According to Sueann, she was taking pictures of the waterfall on an observation deck when a white female came and said her family was in Sueann’s picture. Susana apologized to that woman and deleted the picture of the woman’s face.

随后,Sueann女士与家人转移至另一观景台继续拍照。该白人女士的丈夫也一路跟随他们,并在众多游客面前声称Sueann女士是为中国情报机构工作,抢夺并摔坏了Sueann女士相机。在抢夺相机的过程中,Sueann女士被拽倒,身上多次擦伤,脖子也被相机带勒出淤痕。

Then, Sueann and her husband moved to another observation deck. However, the woman’s husband followed them and yelled loudly in front of other park visitors, claiming that Sueann was working for Chinese intelligent agencies. When they argued, the man grabbed and threw Sueann’s camera and dragged her down.

随后,在公园服务部门的协助下,警方介入调查。该白人男子对警方声称Sueana女士拍摄了他家人的照片且拒绝删除,并先行对他的妻子动手,他的所作所为只是正当防卫。

The staff of Great Fall Park Service Department called 911. The man told policemen that what he did was justifiable defense because Sueann shot his family’s picture, refused to delete it and attacked his wife first.

现场的三位目击证人也向警察重述了事件发生经过。

Three witnesses also came forward and told what they saw to the policemen.

根据美国相关法律,任何人有权在公共场合拍摄照片,公共场合包括公园、马路、商场等等。拍摄任何公众可见的事物并不构成恐怖活动,也没有违反商业机密。任何在公共场合的人都可以被拍摄,并不需要事先征得同意。

According to American law, anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets. People can be photographed without their consent if they are in public.

华府华语在此也提醒各位摄影爱好者:当被质疑时,摄影师不需要解释自己拍照的原因或者透露自己的身份,除非是被有关执法部门询问。如果他人试图没收相机时,摄影师有权拒绝。如果他人试图威胁或抢夺相机,该行为可能构成盗窃。即使是执法人员要没收相机,都需要法院指令。

To remind photographers: if you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer); if someone tries to confiscate your camera, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.

该事件在当地的摄影论坛上引发热议。网友们对Sueana女士的遭遇表示同情以及愤慨,表示一定要走法律程序,让极端辱华分子受到应有的惩罚,不要让下一个华人再受到歧视和伤害。

This event triggered a hot discussion on a local photography forum. Many people expressed their sympathy and indignation to what happened to Sueann.

“This racist should be punished. We need to protect Chinese from insulting and bullying,” one people commented.

目前,警方已经立案,被摔坏的相机以及内存卡被留做证据。详细的案件报告还需等待后续调查。

Police have already opened the case. The broken camera was held as evidence. Further investigation is under way.

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