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The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

The Media has been Lying to You: The Illinois Eavesdropping Bill Explained

Just when you thought it was safe to record cops in Illinois without spending more than a decade in prison, along comes a bill that is said to be as Draconian as the previous law, which was ruled unconstitutional earlier this year after numerous citizens were put through the judicial wri ...
Massachusetts Man Files Lawsuit over Arrest for Recording, Deletion of Footage

Massachusetts Man Files Lawsuit over Arrest for Recording, Deletion of Footage

George Thompson was shoved to the ground and arrested in January by a Massachusetts cop for the crime of standing on his porch and recording a police officer with his iPhone. The cops then deleted his footage. Now it's payback time. Advertisement - story continues below Thompson h ...
Texas Cop Loses Job for Chokehold on Woman, 2nd Cop Disciplined for Ordering Footage Deleted

Texas Cop Loses Job for Chokehold on Woman, 2nd Cop Disciplined for Ordering Footage Deleted

The video that went viral after it was posted on PINAC Monday, showing a woman being placed in a chokehold after she refused to provide identification, led to the resignation of one officer and disciplinary action against another after a dash cam video obtained through a PINAC public rec ...
Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

Hand on Gun, Military Cop Orders Man to Show Hands for Recording in Public

"Stay right there. Let me see your hands." As PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray conducted a First Amendment audit of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida, he was aggressively approached by a military police officer with his hand on his gun and ordered to sta ...
Texas TV News Station Spreading Misinformation About Failure to Identify Law

Texas TV News Station Spreading Misinformation About Failure to Identify Law

The video of a Texas woman getting placed in a chokehold and handcuffed for refusing to provide her identification ended up going viral where it was covered by a local television news station at the top of the news hour Monday night. However, KIII-TV reporter Bill Churchwell finished ...
Buffalo Cop who Beat Handcuffed Suspect on Video Before Turning on Videographer Receives Probation

Buffalo Cop who Beat Handcuffed Suspect on Video Before Turning on Videographer Receives Probation

A Buffalo cop facing two years in prison for kicking a man in handcuffs in an incident captured on video was handed probation today on the condition that he will serve as a role model for other officers inclined to beat citizens. John Cirulli also threatened to arrest the man who had ...
Texas Cop Places Woman in Chokehold for Video Recording (Updated)

Texas Cop Places Woman in Chokehold for Video Recording (Updated)

A Texas cop placed a woman in a chokehold because she was video recording some type of police activity in the parking lot of what appears to be a fast food restaurant after she refused to provide identification. It started when Corpus Christi Sergeant J.E. Lockhart stormed up to Lanes ...