Monthly archives: December 2009

December 31st, 2009

Federal court reins in use of Tasers 1

By Carlos Miller

After a year that saw exaggerated use of Tasers against unarmed people who posed no threat to police, a federal appeals court ruled to limit the use of Tasers in these situations.

The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco this week will affect

December 27th, 2009

2009: The Photography is Not a Crime year in review 0

By Carlos Miller

It was a year that firmly established Photography is Not a Crime as a national blog, going from an average of more than 700 page views a day in 2008 to more than 4,000 in 2009.

A year in which PINAC was mentioned in both The New York Times and Playboy Magazine as well as several other resp

December 26th, 2009

Opening a wine bottle without a cork screw 0

By Carlos Miller

On Christmas Eve, we went over to the house of an old family friend when the conversation turned to a Youtube video that showed a man in France opening a wine bottle with his shoe because he did not have a cork screw.

We decided to give it a try, even though we did have a cork screw.

December 26th, 2009

Indiana police threaten to confiscate man's camera 0

By Carlos Miller

An Indiana man said police threatened to confiscate his camera as he was filming a traffic stop in front of his house while standing on his own property.

The man, who goes by the username dUsTjUnKy2000 on the forums of the Indianapolis Star newspaper, said the incident occurred Christmas D

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