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WATCH: FBI Agents Seize Cameras from PINAC Reporter Citing “Safety” Issues

WATCH: FBI Agents Seize Cameras from PINAC Reporter Citing “Safety” Issues

FBI agents in Texas ripped two cameras out of the hands of a PINAC reporter who was standing in front of a federal building legally recording from a public sidewalk Thursday, claiming they were in fear for their safety. "I don't want to be struck in the face," said Keith A. Byers, an ...
WATCH: Florida Mom Outraged After 10-Year-Old Autistic Son Arrested at School Trying to Take Test

WATCH: Florida Mom Outraged After 10-Year-Old Autistic Son Arrested at School Trying to Take Test

A 10-year-old autistic Florida boy who had been expelled from school last year returned to the same school last week after receiving an invitation to take a standard assessment test. But he was promptly arrested for a warrant neither he or his mother were aware even existed. His mo ...
Two Georgia Cops Fired – Including an “Officer of the Month” – After Videos Surface Showing them Beating, Stomping Man

Two Georgia Cops Fired – Including an “Officer of the Month” – After Videos Surface Showing them Beating, Stomping Man

Two Georgia cops were fired Thursday after videos surfaced showing them punching and stomping on the head of an unarmed non-resisting man. But they should also be criminally charged, so let's see how that pans out. From the looks of it, it is something the two Gwinnett County polic ...
California Cop Suspended for Beating and Choking Man for Jaywalking

California Cop Suspended for Beating and Choking Man for Jaywalking

The Sacramento police officer caught on video choking and punching a man for jaywalking was suspended Tuesday after his supervisors viewed the footage. The cop claimed he feared for his safety because the man removed a jacket and dropped it on the street, indicating he was challenging ...
WATCH: Colorado Cop Slams Female College Student’s Face to the Ground

WATCH: Colorado Cop Slams Female College Student’s Face to the Ground

A Colorado cop was caught on a Snapchat video Thursday slamming a female college student to the ground during an arrest outside of a bar after she allegedly shoulder checked him. The Thin Blue Line remains supportive of the officer, claiming the 22-year-old Colorado State University s ...
Florida Sheriff Tells PINAC Reporter he has no Right to Protest Participation Award Ceremony for Deputies

Florida Sheriff Tells PINAC Reporter he has no Right to Protest Participation Award Ceremony for Deputies

A Florida sheriff violated PINAC reporter Jeff Gray's right to record public officials in a public setting during his silent protest at the department's annual awards banquet, which was held at the tax-funded St. Johns Convention Center in St. Augustine last month. But St. Johns Count ...
New York Cops Profile Man for Looking Around Suspiciously in Front of his House

New York Cops Profile Man for Looking Around Suspiciously in Front of his House

A New York cop racially profiled a man, approaching the front door of his house, insisting the man identify himself because he "looked back" at the officer as he drove past his house. Rochester cop Jonathan Laureano then began demaning Nishean Napier provide him with identification af ...
Texas Cops – One on Paid Leave for Killing Man – Suspended with No Pay for Harassing PINAC Reporter

Texas Cops – One on Paid Leave for Killing Man – Suspended with No Pay for Harassing PINAC Reporter

With that arrogant bravado only a cop can muster, Austin police officer Jamess Maufrais pointed two flashlights into the lenses of two cameras held by PINAC reporter Phillip Turner last November, bragging about how he was "not intimidated" by citizens with cameras, thumbing his nose at h ...