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FBI Questions Photographer About Incident at Port of Long Beach

Thomas Hawk
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San Francisco photographer Thomas Hawk, whose name spread around the internet after a contentious ousting at SFMOMA, was in the Los Angeles area last month taking photos around the Port of Long Beach when security and police got involved. He was not arrested, but patrols asked him to leave, even though he was legally doing nothing wrong, he says. Yesterday, the FBI visited his home and later spoke to him on the phone. "The call was friendly enough. Carter assured me that his call was a courtesy call and that I was not in any sort of trouble," Hawk wrote. "His main concern was asking to make sure that I harbored no ill will towards the United States Government."