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Jacksonville Deputy Tries his Hardest to Intimidate PINAC Reader over Camera

  

PINAC reader Jeff Gray once again shows us how to deal with law enforcement officers who don’t like to be video recorded.

The Florida resident, who was arrested in April, was driving in Jacksonville when he came upon a speed trap, so he started flashing his high beams to warn other drivers.

That, of course, got him pulled over, even though he had his cruise control set to 70 mph, which is the speed limit in that area.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s deputy Ernesto Valerio asked for his license, then ordered him to put the camera down at about four minutes into the video.

Gray refused to put the camera down, prompting a power play exchange between himself and Valerio.

“Am I being detained or am I free to go?” Gray asks.

“You’re free to go,” Valerio responds, but still holding onto Gray’s license.

When Gray makes it clear that he is not going to stop recording, Valerio walks away with his license, leaving Gray sitting there for another five minutes.

“I just remembered about something else, so I need to check one more thing, so whenever you want to leave, you let me know,” Valerio said before walking away.

Finally he returns and hands him back his license, allowing Gray to drive away.

The video shows us the techniques police use to intimidate citizens from recording them, which reminded me of an exchange I had with a plainclothes cop from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau back in 2010 who was checking to see if I was on the terrorist watch list because I dared take pictures of a train.

That incident begins at four minutes in this video.

Gray, who goes by HONORYOUROATH on PINAC, has several videos on his Youtube channel educating police about the right for citizens to record them in public, including this one from January.


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CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

 

 Hair Transplant 

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U.S. Secret Service Agent Caught on Camera in Road Rage Incident

Just as the U.S. Secret Service was getting over the international prostitution scandal from April, another agent was caught on video in a case of road rage this week.

The agent, who has not been identified, was speeding down a North Carolina freeway in an apparent altercation with another driver as a third driver video recorded the incident.

Driving an unmarked Dodge Charger, the agent pulled in front of an SUV and slammed on the brakes. Then when the driver of the SUV attempted to drive past him, the agent switched on his blue lights in his front grills as if to pull him over.

The SUV pulled to the side of the road as the agent sped past him, thinking he had taught that driver a lesson.

The man who recorded the incident sent the video to WCNC, which determined that the license plate lead to the Secret Service.

Special Agent in Charge, Russ Nelson, of the Secret Service office in Charlotte said, “The employee was working on duty in an official capacity in a US Secret Service vehicle at the time of the incident."

Nelson said they're investigating the incident and have placed the agent on paid leave until the issue is resolved.

Yesterday, a retired Secret Service agent was arrested in South Carolina for plotting to kidnap a judge.

James Bartee, a 54-year-old running for sheriff in Oconee County, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with solicitation to commit a felony after authorities said he tried to pay someone to abduct former judge James Williams Jr., who is trying to get Bartee removed from the ballot for sheriff.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested. I did not pay for this transplant, which is why I'm promoting the doctor through the hair transplant blog.

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Michigan Cop to Citizen: "You do have the Constitutional right to not videotape that.”

A Michigan police officer was caught on video lying about his authority to confiscate a camera as evidence.

The Waterford police officer approached the citizen who was recording the aftermath of a police pursuit turned traffic collision involving serious injuries and said:

“You have two choices. You can either turn it off or I’m going to take it as evidence.”

When the citizen asserted his Constitutional right to continue video recording, the cop said,  “You do have the Constitutional right to not videotape that.”

Police officers only have the legal authority to confiscate a camera under “exigent circumstances.” Otherwise, they must obtain a subpoena.

For example, a citizen who captures a murder on camera, then acts as if he is going to disappear with that evidence could be considered exigent circumstances. Even then, a police officer must make a sincere attempt in obtaining that footage without have to resort to outright confiscating it.

That obviously was not the case here. It’s most likely they did not want footage of the victim being published considering she ended up injured as a result of a police pursuit.

It is not clear from the video if she was the one they were pursuing or just somebody who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

This is how the videographer explains it in his Youtube description:

Waterford police officer was in pursuit of a Sport bike Motorcycle for speeding. I was driving by and saw the commotion and decided to check it out. Was told i couldn't film. Also was told my Constitution don't allow me to film and said he is allowed to take my camera. I am appalled by how the the bystanders acted like i was in the wrong for filming. What is the difference between them all standing there and me standing there filming and the news chopper flying over and filming hmmmmm? nothing! There were others recording with there phones and was told to shut em off by the Waterford Police from what i heard.

And here is an excerpt from the U.S. Department of Justice’s guidelines recently issued to the Baltimore Police Department:

Policies on individuals’ right to record and observe police should provide officers with clear guidance on the limited circumstances under which it may be permissible to seize recordings and recording devices.  An officer’s response to an individual’s recording often implicates both the First and Fourth Amendment, so it’s particularly important that a general order is consistent with basic search and seizure principles.  A general order should provide officers with guidance on how to lawfully seek an individual’s consent to review photographs or recordings and the types of circumstances that do—and do not—provide exigent circumstances to seize recording devices, the permissible length of such a seizure, and the prohibition against warrantless searches once a device has been seized.  Moreover, this guidance must reflect the special protection afforded to First Amendment materials.  


 

Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested. I did not pay for this transplant, which is why I'm promoting the doctor through the hair transplant blog.

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Washington Cop Threatens to Arrest Man for Video Recording Him During Traffic Stop

Redmond police officer William Corson is the latest cop to try to intimidate a citizen from recording him in public, threatening the mail with jail if he continued recording.

Corson told the man he was committing a misdemeanor but there’s nothing in the Washington statutes that suggests it is crime to record police in public. The state’s wiretapping law makes it a crime to record people without their consent if they have an expectation of privacy.

The citizen knew his rights but didn’t want to go to jail, so he turned the camera off.

That was when Corson became even more unprofessional

This is how the citizen explained it on Reddit:

After I stopped recording, the officer was argumentative, disrespectful, and gave me a warning for breaking two laws that did not apply (more below). In fact, the officer originally wasn't going to tell me what laws I had allegedly violated and I had to press him for him to even write it on my warning citation. My drivers license was also demanded (again after I protested), even though I was not operating a motor vehicle.

Thanks to the City of Redmond’s website, we are provided contact info for Corson.

Email him at bcorson@redmond.gov or call him at (425) 556-2534. Be professional.

I’m thinking we should probably send him the 11-page guidelines the U.S. Department of Justice sent to the Baltimore Police Department regarding this same issue.

The guidelines, which apply to all police departments in the country, state the following:

Because recording police officers in the public discharge of their duties is protected by the First Amendment, policies should prohibit interference with recording of police activities except in narrowly circumscribed situations. More particularly, policies should instruct officers that, except under limited circumstances, officers must not search or seize a camera or recording device without a warrant. In addition, policies should prohibit more subtle actions that may nonetheless infringe upon individuals’ First Amendment rights. Officers should be advised not to threaten, intimidate, or otherwise discourage an individual from recording police officer enforcement activities or intentionally block or obstruct cameras or recording devices.


 

Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested. I did not pay for this transplant, which is why I'm promoting the doctor through the hair transplant blog.

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Washington Cop Threatens to Arrest Man Recording him at traffic stop

Redmon police officer William Corson is the latest cop to try to intimidate a citizen from recording him, threatening him with jail if he continued recording.

Perhaps Corson was referring to the state’s wiretapping law but that only applies when people do not have an expectation of privacy.

The citizen knew his rights but didn’t want to go to jail, so he turned the camera off.

That was when Corson became even more unprofessional

This is how the citizen explained it on Reddit:

After I stopped recording, the officer was argumentative, disrespectful, and gave me a warning for breaking two laws that did not apply (more below). In fact, the officer originally wasn't going to tell me what laws I had allegedly violated and I had to press him for him to even write it on my warning citation. My drivers license was also demanded (again after I protested), even though I was not operating a motor vehicle.

Thanks to the City of Redmond’s website, we are provided contact info for Corson. I’m thinking we should probably send him the 11-page guidelines the U.S. Department of Justice sent to the Baltimore Police Department regarding this same issue.


 

Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

You can also contribute to my Legal Defense Fund by purchasing a photographer rights lens cloth and/or laminated card to wear around your neck like a press badge through Zap Rag.Please write "carlos3" in the comments section of the Paypal transaction to ensure I receive a portion of the sale.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested.

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Redmon police officer William Corson is the latest cop to try to intimidate a citizen from recording him, threatening him with jail if he continued recording.

Perhaps Corson was referring to the state’s wiretapping law but that only applies when people do not have an expectation of privacy.

The citizen knew his rights but didn’t want to go to jail, so he turned the camera off.

That was when Corson became even more unprofessional

This is how the citizen explained it on Reddit:

After I stopped recording, the officer was argumentative, disrespectful, and gave me a warning for breaking two laws that did not apply (more below). In fact, the officer originally wasn't going to tell me what laws I had allegedly violated and I had to press him for him to even write it on my warning citation. My drivers license was also demanded (again after I protested), even though I was not operating a motor vehicle.

Thanks to the City of Redmond’s website, we are provided contact info for Corson. I’m thinking we should probably send him the 11-page guidelines the U.S. Department of Justice sent to the Baltimore Police Department regarding this same issue.


 

Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

You can also contribute to my Legal Defense Fund by purchasing a photographer rights lens cloth and/or laminated card to wear around your neck like a press badge through Zap Rag.Please write "carlos3" in the comments section of the Paypal transaction to ensure I receive a portion of the sale.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested.

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Milwaukee Cops Detain, Cuff and Cite Man for Recording Them in Public

A Milwaukee man was handcuffed and detained, then cited for loitering after video recording police on a public sidewalk.

Tim Seltz had been hanging inside a nightclub called Suite earlier this month when he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette.

He came across a group of police officers, some on horseback, some on motorcycles,  some on bicycles, some just milling about.

He pulled out his Flip cam and started recording.

“Go home,” one cop told him.

“You gotta get out of here with that camera,” another cop said.

He started asserting his right to record, which prompted them to start shining their lights in his face and pushing him away.

Meanwhile, a multitude of other citizens were allowed to congregate in the area without getting ordered away.

But they didn’t have cameras.

He continues recording until another cop walks up to him shining the light in his face, saying, “you can’t stand here and do this.”

At 3:20, a cop on horseback starts moving towards him with his flashlight in his face, ordering him to “keep walking.”

About a minute or so later, cops respond to some type of altercation between a couple of men, so Seltz follows them and continues recording.

While a group of officers stand around one of the men asking him question, Seltz stands a few feet behind them with his camera.

One of the cops orders him to move 20 feet away while permitting several other citizens without cameras to remain in the area.

But Seltz abides by the cop’s orders, walking backwards until he is standing in front of Suite again. The club he just spent $60 on drinks where he was celebrating his girlfriend’s 31st birthday.

That is when he comes across some jackass bouncer named Neil who accuses him of loitering for standing on the public sidewalk in front of the club.

Neil claims the club owns the sidewalk, which is complete “bullshit” as Seltz tells him. Nevertheless, Seltz begins to walk away under his girlfriend’s insistence.

But he didn’t get far because a cop grabbed him and handcuffed him.

Seltz was ordered to sit on a sidewalk for 20 minutes before he was released with a citation for loitering.

It is obvious Seltz is going to beat this charge as the Milwaukee statute for loitering reads as follows:

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Seltz goes to court on July 2. He called internal affairs to file a complaint and recorded the conversation.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested.

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NYPD Cop Caught on Video Threatening to Ram P**** in Suspect's Mouth

New York City Police Sgt. Lesly Charles may have a long penis but he’s short on brains, never realizing a suspect was video recording as he threatened to ram his lengthy penis in the suspect’s mouth.

Charles also threatened to ram his pistol inside the man’s anus before telling him he had a pretty face.

Charles also told the man, who was getting harassed for parking illegally, that he didn’t mind the “hustling” as long as he paid him respect.

The suspect, who was arrested for disorderly conduct, gave the video to the New York Post, which sparked an internal investigation.

Here is a sample of his tirade.

“I have the long d--k. You don’t,” the cop bragged.

“Your pretty face — I like it very much. My d--k will go in your mouth and come out your ear. Don’t f--k with me. All right?”

After the target of his tirade insisted, “I didn’t do anything,” Charles retorted, “Listen to me. When you see me, you look the other way. Tell your boys, I don’t f--k around. All right?”

“I’ll take my gun and put it up your a-- and then I’ll call your mother afterwards. You understand that?”

For good measure, the sergeant added: “And I’ll put your s--t in your own mouth.”

The Post called Charles at home who said he was only doing the Lord’s work.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested.

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My Former Cell Mate Was Arrested On Terrorism Charges (updated with photo of police officer who set them up)

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Chicago police are being accused of entrapping a trio of South Florida activists into agreeing to commit violent terrorist acts against the city during the NATO Summit protests, leading to their arrest and some very serious charges.

One of the men arrested is an Occupy Miami activist who spent the night in jail with me after my last arrest.

As a result, I spent the weekend fielding calls from reporters who were trying to find details on Jared Chase, a 27-year-old man who is facing 85 years in prison along with Brian Church, 22, and Brent Betterly, 24, for allegedly planning to use Molotov cocktails to attack police precincts, the mayor’s home and Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago.

Lawyers for the men, or the Nato 3 as they’ve been labeled, state that two activists who had befriended them turned out to be police informants or undercover officers named "Mo" and "Gloves" who most likely conjured the idea of committing terrorist acts.

UPDATE: Below is a photo of "Mo" as he is being lead away in handcuffs, even though he never made it to the jail. The picture was snapped by activists who gave it to the National Lawyers Guild, who then passed it on to Truthout, which provides a detailed update on this case.

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Lawyers also say that the equipment to make the Molotov cocktails was nothing more than beer-making material and that the rest of the evidence was planted by the cops/informants. 

But prosecutors say that Chase purchased the gasoline and brought it back to a home where they were staying, then proceeded to assist in the preparation of the Molotov cocktails with the other two men. Read the attorney general's complaint here.

Of the five Occupy Miami activists that were incarcerated with me that night, Chase was the quiet one who spent most of the night sleeping on the cold concrete floor of the jail cell, so I really didn’t have much to say about him to the media.

All I could tell reporters from Local 10, Univision and the Chicago Sun-Times was that the Occupy Miami encampment had always emphasized a message of peace, which is why there was very little static with police compared to Occupy encampments throughout the country.

I also reminded reporters that law enforcement has a history of encouraging people to commit terrorism acts they would never have committed otherwise, only for them to wind up behind bars on felony charges.

Local 10's Christina Vazquez actually interviewed Chase on January 31 right before the Occupy Miami eviction and his subsequent arrest and he stressed that same message of peace they all had been stressing for months.

CBS didn’t call me, but dragged me into the case by posting my mug shot along with Chase’s, giving the impression that I was part of the NATO 3, which means the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is probably debating whether to introduce that clip as evidence in its upcoming trial against me.

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I ended up getting hired for the day as a photographer (and unofficial city guide) to work with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dan Mihalopoulus who did an excellent job in shining more light on the individuals arrested.

But the real story, of course, is in Chicago.  This is what their lawyer had to say, according to Truth Out:

“We believe these are fabricated charges that are based on police informants and provocateurs,” said Deutsch. “This is a common pattern for people protesting. We know there were two police informants who infiltrated the group and we believe they’re the ones who provoked this and they’re the ones who had the illegal activity and the illegal materials. That’s our understanding.”

“Why would police do such a thing?,” Deutsch was asked in a press gathering in the aftermath of the bail hearing.

His response: “To discredit protesters that come to the city and to make it seem like the police are under attack when people are peacefully protesting.” Inside the courtroom, Deutsch said, "This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear. My clients came to peacefully protest."

Entrapment, legally defined, is “when [a person] is induced or persuaded by law enforcement officers or their agents to commit a crime that he had no previous intent to commit; and the law as a matter of policy forbids conviction in such a case.” 

A few days before police raided the Southside Chicago home on Wednesday, the men were pulled over by Chicago police for making an illegal U-turn, which evidently gave police enough reasonable suspicion to search their car. 

One of the men video recorded the traffic stop, which you can see above, even to the acknowledgement of police who are no longer allowed to arrest people on wiretapping charges for recording them in public without their consent.

One of the officers brought up the violence between cops and protesters during 1968 Democratic National Convention in which the saying among officers was  “Billy club to the fucking skull.”

One of the activists pointed out that much of that violence was rooted in racial tensions, which prompted the cop to respond, “OK, now we’ll beat your white ass.” 

Cops didn’t find anything illegal in the car, so they let them go by saying, “We’ll come looking for you. Each and every one of you.”

A few days later, they did just that. Not necessarily those cops but a whole swarm of Chicago cops as well as FBI and Secret Service agents.

They are being held on a $1.5 million bond and their next hearing is Tuesday.

I don’t condone any violent acts, but I wish I could live in a world where I could simply believe the police side of the story. 

But this case sounds all too familiar.

According to a September 2011 Salon article:

The FBI has received substantial criticism over the past decade — much of it valid — but nobody can deny its record of excellence in thwarting its own Terrorist plots.  Time and again, the FBI concocts a Terrorist attack, infiltrates Muslim communities in order to find recruits, persuades them to perpetrate the attack, supplies them with the money, weapons and know-how they need to carry it out — only to heroically jump in at the last moment, arrest the would-be perpetrators whom the FBI converted, and save a grateful nation from the plot manufactured by the FBI. 

Last year, the FBI subjected 19-year-old Somali-American Mohamed Osman Mohamud to months of encouragement, support and money and convinced him to detonate a bomb at a crowded Christmas event in Portland, Oregon, only to arrest him at the last moment and then issue a Press Release boasting of its success.  In late 2009, the FBI persuaded and enabled Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year old Jordanian citizen, to place a fake bomb at a Dallas skyscraper and separately convinced Farooque Ahmed, a 34-year-old naturalized American citizen born in Pakistan, to bomb the Washington Metro.  And now, the FBI has yet again saved us all from its own Terrorist plot by arresting 26-year-old American citizen Rezwan Ferdaus after having spent months providing him with the plans and materials to attack the Pentagon, American troops in Iraq, and possibly the Capitol Building using “remote-controlled” model airplanes carrying explosives.

None of these cases entail the FBI’s learning of an actual plot and then infiltrating it to stop it.  They all involve the FBI’s purposely seeking out Muslims (typically young and impressionable ones) whom they think harbor animosity toward the U.S. and who therefore can be induced to launch an attack despite having never taken even a single step toward doing so before the FBI targeted them.  

Or take the case of the Liberty City Seven in which seven young black men in Miami who had no money, no weapons, no contact with Al Qaeda and no knowledge of how to commit terrorist acts were arrested, tried and five eventually convicted of terrorism charges, even though the FBI director stated their plan was more “aspirational than operational.”

Or the case of the Texas Two, Bradley Crowder and David McKay, two Texas youths who traveled to Minneapolis in 2008 to protest during the Republican National Convention with a friend who not only turned out to be an informant, but who introduced the idea of making Molotov cocktails.

They ended up imprisoned after accepting a plea deal. A documentary "Better This World" was released in 2011 about their case. Check out the trailer below.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

You can also contribute to my Legal Defense Fund by purchasing a photographer rights lens cloth and/or laminated card to wear around your neck like a press badge through Zap Rag.Please write "carlos3" in the comments section of the Paypal transaction to ensure I receive a portion of the sale.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested.

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Connecticut Cop Arrested After Pulling Gun On Cop Who Photographed Him

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Fellow officers thought it would be funny to photograph David Davis, a Connecticut railroad police officer, sleeping at his desk while on shift.

They probably didn’t expect Davis to wake up, pull out his gun and point at the officer who had just taken his picture.

“No one’s taking pictures today,” Davis told John Freeman.

According to the Connecticut Post:

Freeman yelled at Davis to put the gun away, but Davis continued to track his movements with the gun pointed at Freeman's head and his finger on the trigger, police said. After Freeman yelled at Davis a second time, Davis put the gun back in its holster, police said. Freeman then left the office.

Police said Freeman reported the incident to MTA Internal Affairs. Following an investigation, Davis was suspended for two weeks. However, Freeman subsequently pursued the matter and the case was turned over to Bridgeport police.

The incident took place in February. He was arrested Friday.

Davis, 51, a Metro-North Railroad police officer, is now facing first-degree reckless endangerment charges.

Officer Freeman. If you are reading this, please send the photo to the email below, so we can all get a laugh.


Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.

CARLOS MILLER'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

I am immersed in a legal case where I not only want to clear my criminal charges stemming from my arrest in January, but I want to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department for deleting my footage, which I was able to recover.

My goal is to set some type of precedent to ensure this does not happen as often as it does today where cops simply get away with it.

So if you would like to contribute, please click on the "donate" button below and contribute whatever you can afford.

You can also contribute to my Legal Defense Fund by purchasing a photographer rights lens cloth and/or laminated card to wear around your neck like a press badge through Zap Rag.Please write "carlos3" in the comments section of the Paypal transaction to ensure I receive a portion of the sale.

 Hair Transplant 

Also, in an unrelated PINAC matter, I recently went through a hair transplant operation and I'm documenting my recovery on this blog if you are interested.

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