The latest addition to the growing PINAC team is a man who was tased by police while trying to ask Senator John Kerry a question during a visit to the University of Florida in 2007.
Yes, that very one. The “don’t tase me, bro” guy. Mr. Andrew Meyer himself.
That story was one of the first pieces I wrote for this blog.
Meyer, who lives in Miami, is joining Photography is Not a Crime as a staff writer, meaning he’ll soon be pumping out articles on a regular basis.
He not only has a journalism degree from the University of Florida, considered one of the top journalism schools in the country, but a law degree from Florida International University, my alma mater, where I received my journalism education.
Meyer’s education, coupled with his passion for free speech, will give PINAC a solid journalistic boost as well as a fresh (maybe not so jaded) perspective.
If you haven’t seen the video in a while, check it out below.
Our goal is to double the viewership by the end of March. Or more precisely, reach a million views by March. A Million in March, as I’ve begun to call it because that has always been the goal.
The most I’ve obtained is 635,000 in a month, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to surpass the million mark with the addition of a second writer. Then once we reach that million, the challenge will be to maintain that number every month.
Once that happens, things will begin to fall into place in meeting our long-term goals where we can create entire new pages dedicated to public records education.
We plan to include a breakdown of all public records laws in each state as well as accompanying videos of citizens obtaining these records, which is where you guys step in.
We would like to eventually establish a legal defense fund for readers who get wrongly arrested for taking photos or shooting video.
We are working on creating several revenue streams to make this all happen, but it may take some time to reach that level, so in the mean time, we are mostly dependent on donations.
The ultimate goal is to provide continuous journalistic content and education to empower citizens to become their own media.
UPDATE: Check out the following video where Meyer discusses the infamous 2007 tasering incident: