April 23rd, 2014

PINAC Crew Member Turns Government Cameras on City Official after she Falsely Accuses him 34

By Carlos Miller

A Jacksonville city hall receptionist was so sure of herself that she not only felt the need to “invite security” after PINAC crew member Jeff Gray made a verbal public records request for a document on her desk, she accused him of yanking the document off her desk, stating that he “flipped through the entire document” without her permission.

And when Gray insisted he did not yank the document off her desk, she smugly told him that surveillance cameras would back up her assertions.

So Gray made a public records request for the surveillance video and proved her to be a liar.

April 23rd, 2014

Onslow County Sheriff to Provide Six Weeks of Training for Deputy who Confiscated Phones 45

By Carlos Miller

After initially telling PINAC readers that he had no plans of issuing a formal statement on the viral video showing a deputy confiscating two phones from citizens because she was in fear for her life, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown was forced to retract that plan.

After all, not only did Photography is Not a Crime readers continued hammering the sheriff’s line with calls, a number of local and national media news organizations also began to make inquiries.

April 22nd, 2014

North Carolina Deputy Snatches Two Phones, Fails to Snatch Third, as she Handcuffs Man for no Reason 236

By Carlos Miller

As a drill instructor in the United States Marines, Natalie Barber learned she can get people to do what she wants by yelling at them.

And that technique probably still works for her today as a deputy with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

But it didn’t work Saturday night when she tried using it on Carlos Jaramillo, a former United States Marine combat instructor and longtime Photography is Not a Crime reader.

April 21st, 2014

California Man Arrested after Video Recording Oil Refinery from Public Sidewalk 81

By Carlos Miller

In the ongoing battle between Daniel Saulmon and Southern California police over the right to record in public, which has resulted in him being arrested so many times he has lost count, El Segundo police arrested his friend last week after they were recording the Chevron oil refinery from a public sidewalk, ripping the camera out of his hand and tearing the battery out, leaving the last video clip he recorded corrupted and unable to be viewed.

Tony Rachall, the man referred to as “Poetic” in the videos, spent two hours in jail before he was released with a citation of  “impeding traffic” – a traffic violation normally reserved for cars driving too slow in a single lane where cars behind are unable to pass, not bicycles using a single lane of a double-lane street, which is what took place as you can see in the video below.

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