Author: Andrew Meyer

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Texas Man Sues Police for Arresting Him for Recording From Public Sidewalk

Texas Man Sues Police for Arresting Him for Recording From Public Sidewalk

PINAC correspondent Philip Turner was arrested in July for recording police from a public sidewalk. Now, Turner is suing the five officers from the Round Rock, Texas police department who illegally arrested him. As PINAC reported back in July, Turner broke no laws as he stood in the m ...
NBA Player Acquitted of False Charges After NYPD Maliciously Broke His Leg; Sports Media Largely Silent

NBA Player Acquitted of False Charges After NYPD Maliciously Broke His Leg; Sports Media Largely Silent

The New York Police Department is out of control, and the New York City prosecutors are right there with them. In a case of unbelievable police and prosecutorial abuse of power, the NYPD broke an NBA player's leg last April for "contempt of cop," and prosecutors decided to ignore the ...
New Hampshire Cop Caught Slamming Teenager’s Face into Wall Given Special “Capped” Deal

New Hampshire Cop Caught Slamming Teenager’s Face into Wall Given Special “Capped” Deal

Mark Richardson was caught on video slamming nineteen-year-old Michael Bergeron's face into a wall. While most people would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for such a brutal act, jailed for at least a year, Richardson luckily had a get-out-of-jail-free card. He was a ...
Tampa Cop Berates and Threatens Disabled Veteran for Photographing Air Force Base From Outside

Tampa Cop Berates and Threatens Disabled Veteran for Photographing Air Force Base From Outside

Now comes a story from Florida that is tragically similar to dozens of others on Photography Is Not A Crime. On August 26, a permanently disabled U.S. veteran named Jim Duffy who uses a collator walker sat in a public park in Tampa recording video of MacDill Air Force Base from nearby ...
Oregon Police Officers Flank Man for Recording Woman in Public, Threaten Man with Interference Charge

Oregon Police Officers Flank Man for Recording Woman in Public, Threaten Man with Interference Charge

"I just want to make sure her rights aren't violated." After hearing a message on a police scanner, Robert West of Film the Police Portland in Oregon started recording a woman having some kind of mental health issue. With the extensive recent history of the police in Portland, havi ...
Texas Man Files Suit Against Crazed Cop That Assaulted Him for Recording Police Station

Texas Man Files Suit Against Crazed Cop That Assaulted Him for Recording Police Station

After being violently taken to the ground, handcuffed, and detained for recording in public, Brett Sanders is filing suit. Back in June, Sanders was conducting a First Amendment audit of the Addison Police Department in Texas. Standing across the street from the police station with hi ...