Thank you for your question. I will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.
I am terribly sorry to hear that this took place, and I do agree that there are potential violations here. If you were detained without cause and you were not permitted to leave, that is a false arrest OR it is 'false imprisonment
'. Those conditions can be pursued both criminally
and civilly, especially if you can prove that there was no option provided to you to leave, and you requested to leave the area.
I do not see taking pictures as inherently a violation, because if you are in public, you have no claim to privacy, and if you were on their premises, your images can be taken provided they weren't taken in truly confidential locations such as a restroom. I can understand that it was shocking and unfair, but that is likely not improper. on the other hand possible harassment
may be an issue, and something that can also be pursued.
I would very strongly urge that you consider browsing locally for a civil litigation
attorney as you do appear to have a legitimate ground for possible recourse. Consider looking at www.avvo.com and www.martindale.com.
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