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Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Missouri won’t Exonerate Innocent Man Because He’s not on Death Row

Eyewitness testimony from a 7-year-old girl who saw her mother stabbed to death was the “linchpin” that put Rodney Lincoln behind bars for life for the April 1982 murder of a St. Louis woman. The deciding factor for the outcome is now doubting her own story, and she wants her mother’s ...
New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

New York Times Publishes ACLU’s Factual Errors, Will They Publish Our Correction?

The New York Times usually gets it right, but the Newspaper of Record published an op-ed piece titled "How to Prosecute Abusive Prosecutors" containing a glaring factual error. While we support the ACLU's efforts and mission at PINAC News, we wish they would have returned our calls an ...
St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Covering Up for Cop Friend Who Beat Suspect

St. Louis Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Covering Up for Cop Friend Who Beat Suspect

A St. Louis prosecutor covered-up for a St. Louis Metropolitan cop who brutally beat a handcuffed suspect and shoved a gun down his throat, chipping a tooth, resulting in the prosecutor's conviction. It's a rare federal criminal conviction of a prosecuting attorney; a charge of misrpr ...
St. Louis County Police Kill Another Young Man as Militarized Cops Return to Streets with Chemical Weapons

St. Louis County Police Kill Another Young Man as Militarized Cops Return to Streets with Chemical Weapons

In St. Louis on Wednesday, a search – which witnesses are claiming was a no-knock raid – turned deadly, claiming the life of Mansur Ball-Bey. True to what we have grown to expect, the subsequent protest was not handled well by the St. Louis County police department, who perpetually se ...
Ferguson Protests Shut Down I-70, Spur Mass Arrests for Civil Disobedience in St. Louis

Ferguson Protests Shut Down I-70, Spur Mass Arrests for Civil Disobedience in St. Louis

Ferguson is once again becoming a flashpoint between protesters and police officers on the 1 year anniversary of former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson shooting and killing teenager Mike Brown. PINAC Correspondent Cassandra Fairbanks has been on the scene since this afternoon and live ...
PINAC Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks Live Streams Own Arrest While Covering Protests in St. Louis

PINAC Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks Live Streams Own Arrest While Covering Protests in St. Louis

PINAC's newest reporter, Cassandra Fairbanks, was arrested today covering the anti-police brutality protests in St. Louis, documenting her own arrest on the live streaming app Periscope. Fairbanks was on Interstate 70 video recording dozens of protesters who were shutting down traffic ...
St. Louis County Cops Shoot Man in Ferguson Before Turning on Man Recording Scene

St. Louis County Cops Shoot Man in Ferguson Before Turning on Man Recording Scene

Gunshots rang out in the midst of a press conference with interim Ferguson Police Chief Andre Anderson Sunday night as he was telling the media that police are trying their best to work with the community in respecting their rights, exactly one year after the shooting death of Michael Br ...
Two Journalists Arrested in Ferguson Receive Settlements While “Officer Go Fuck Yourself” Fights to Keep his Certification

Two Journalists Arrested in Ferguson Receive Settlements While “Officer Go Fuck Yourself” Fights to Keep his Certification

Two photojournalists arrested covering the protests in Ferguson last year, including one who photographed the infamous "Officer Go Fuck Yourself," agreed to settlements in which their cases will be dropped and their records expunged. But only one will receive financial remedies. Tr ...
St. Louis Police Tase Woman Protesting Against Police Violence

St. Louis Police Tase Woman Protesting Against Police Violence

A silent and peaceful protest against police violence in St. Louis ended with even more police violence when a woman recorded herself pleading with officers to stop hurting her as they tased her multiple times Friday evening for doing nothing more than walking down a sidewalk. The pro ...