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New York Deputies Destroy Man’s Home During Standoff to Force “Peaceful Outcome”

New York Deputies Destroy Man’s Home During Standoff to Force “Peaceful Outcome”

A New York sheriff's department said it destroyed a man's home during a standoff in order to reach a peaceful resolution as well as to protect the armed suspect inside, but the man ended up killing himself anyway. Nevertheless, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is satisfied that no ...
PINAC is the People’s Media; Informing Citizens Instead of Pleasing Police

PINAC is the People’s Media; Informing Citizens Instead of Pleasing Police

The local media in most places report on instances where police make dangerous arrests, in turn, growing dependent on law enforcement agencies for their stories, access and sometimes more. Without access, these daily news broadcasts could become a little boring. Photography Is Not A C ...
NYPD Cop Threatens to Arrest Man with Camera for Standing on Street as Hundreds March on Street

NYPD Cop Threatens to Arrest Man with Camera for Standing on Street as Hundreds March on Street

As hundreds of protesters marched down the street in an anti-police brutality protest in New York City, a group of NYPD cops walking among them turned to a man recording them from the side, threatening to arrest him if he did not get back on the sidewalk. The cops were from the depart ...
Protestor Arrested for Recording Violent Arrest and Tasering in Walmart Parking Lot

Protestor Arrested for Recording Violent Arrest and Tasering in Walmart Parking Lot

This one wasn't subtle. Last Friday in Alabama, after forty people chanted "No justice, no peace," and "I can't breathe" on the side of the road and then marched through a Walmart parking lot and into the store, they were met outside by a platoon of police officers waiting to pounce. ...
Off-Duty Cop Wrestles, Slams Woman Into Car After Fender-Bender

Off-Duty Cop Wrestles, Slams Woman Into Car After Fender-Bender

After video of a man wrestling a woman and throwing her against a car came to light Tuesday, the San Jose Police Department issued a warrant - for the woman's arrest. Of course the man "being assaulted" was none other than an off-duty San Jose Cop in plainclothes. The officer reported ...
Louisiana Cops Exposed as Liars by Surveillance Video After Arresting Man for Recording

Louisiana Cops Exposed as Liars by Surveillance Video After Arresting Man for Recording

Baton Rouge cops snatched a man's phone from him as he was recording them being aggressive with others, slamming him to the ground and repeatedly kneeing him after he was down. Then they charged with felony battery on an officer as well as public intoxication, resisting arrest and fai ...
Florida Man Arrested for Recording Cops Wins Settlement (Updated)

Florida Man Arrested for Recording Cops Wins Settlement (Updated)

A Florida man who was arrested last year for video recording Orlando police making an arrest received a $15,000 settlement this month. His lawyers, however, might end up making three times that much for working his case. And the cop who arrested him, seizing his phone as "evidence" ...
New York State Cop Threatens to Have Man Arrested for Recording Traffic Stop

New York State Cop Threatens to Have Man Arrested for Recording Traffic Stop

A New York State police officer threatened to file criminal charges against a man for video recording him during a traffic stop. "How about if I see you post this on Youtube, I'll find a way for the D.A.s office to arrest you," said the trooper, whose name is Rosenblatt, according to th ...